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Engage Your Core in Forward Folds

Posted by Pete on 10/16/2012
If you get back pain from folding forward in yoga, here are some tips to reduce pain and engage your core:

  • While standing in Tadasana, tilt your pelvis by drawing your naval in towards your spine. Reach your tailbone down.

  • Fold forward and pretend that you’re zipping into a tight pair of pants. Keep pulling your belly away from the floor as you fold forward.

  • In the forward fold, check that you’re engaging your abs by placing your hands on your stomach. Pull your belly away from your hands as you are hanging down in the forward fold, and keep the engagement as you stand back up to Tadasana.


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