The Art of Bending Over

The Art of Bending Over
by Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in GreenMedInfo.com on August 16, 2015

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As we age, we lose resiliency, and, of course, the stiffer the body, the stiffer the spirit. The forward fold demands flexibility in surprising ways.

The forward fold isn’t about flexible hamstrings.

The very nature of the bend invites introspection and inner quiet.  Unifying the up-body with the low-body, sky with earth, the spiritual with the physical, is a most grounding move.

You’ll have to surrender your ego and embrace modification.  You may never touch your toes, and you’ll have to settle for your knees or your thighs.  Your legs my never be straight as you reach for the earth.

As we age, we lose resiliency, and, of course, the stiffer the body, the stiffer the spirit. The forward fold demands flexibility in surprising ways.  You’ll have to face how you’re compressed in more than just your body.

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