Protecting the Lower Back Muscles in Forward Bends

Courtney shares how to protect the lower back muscles in two very common yoga postures – standing and seated forward fold – as well as how to find the depth of your forward fold.

Poses: Paschimottanasana | Seated Forward Fold, Uttanasana | Standing Foward Fold, Supta Padangusthasana | Reclining Big Toe Pose
Props: Strap, Blanket, Block optional, Bolster optional

For more information on forward bends, see my article Practicing Ahimsa with Forward Bends.

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