Target Areas: Lower back, spine
Practical Benefits: Reduce tightness and improve flexibility in your lower back (especially effective for after lots of walking, running, or exercises that focus on the lower back, like dead-lift.)
1. Feet together or hip-width distant.
2. Bend the knees as much as possible to rest your chest on your thighs.
3. Head and neck relaxed, gaze focused backwards or up at the belly button.
4. Hold for 5 seconds – 1 minute.
Tips: Standing forward fold is focused on lengthening the spine. Don’t shift the focus to the hamstrings by trying to straighten your legs. There are plenty of other poses that will target your hamstrings.