Did you know that a simply bending over and staying there for over two minutes can have a big impact on your health?
An easy, forward bend that is not strenuous to your hammys, gets your head below your heart and the results are very beneficial. According to B.K.S. Iyengar, Light On Yoga, “this asana cures stomach pains and tones the liver, the spleen and the kidneys. It also relieves stomach pain during menstrual periods. The heart beats are slowed down and the spinal nerves rejuvenated. Any depression felt in the mind is removed if one holds the pose for two minutes or more. The posture is a boon to people who get excited quickly, as it soothes the brain cells. After finishing the asana, one feels calm and cool, the eyes start to glow and the mind feels at peace.”
The good news is, you do not have to bend like a pretzel to do an easy forward bend. Just lean over with bent legs, rest your forearms on you thighs and let your head dangle. Breathe nice, long breaths and begin receiving these benefits today.