Exploring Forward Bends in Yoga: 3 Things to Know

Exploring Forward Bends in Yoga

Whether you are new to yoga or a more seasoned yoga student, you might be aware of how often forward bends are taught in yoga classes. However, forward bends can be complex poses that require a lot of strength and mobility. If you are frustrated with your forward folds, our yoga workshop at KareBoost Health on Sunday, August 5th at 12pm is just for you!

Here’s what to expect, and how this workshop will contribute to your current yoga practice.

  1. Strengthen to Lengthen.
    Muscle tightness is often confused with muscle weakness. If you have been stretching your hamstrings, but not much has changed, you may need to strengthen the tissues surrounding your joints. We will explore how to progressively build hamstring and glute strength, and how this can contribute to your forward folds.
  2. No pain, lots of gain.
    We will also explore how restorative poses are fundamental to forward bends. Learn how restorative poses can actually improve mobility, and why a restorative practice is so important for every yoga student.
  3. Learn modifications.
    Not every pose is for every student, and we will explore why in this workshop. We will cover modifications that you can use in your regular classes and explore how props can make forward bends much more rewarding. If you have ever wondered if an “advanced” student uses props, this workshop is for you!

If you have always wanted to learn more about forward bends, or you have just started yoga and want to understand these common poses, this workshop is perfect for you!

Join us on Sunday, August 5th at 12 pm. Register up to one week prior to save $10 off! Questions and discussion will be welcomed at the workshop- come join us!

Kara Unal JD, RYT
KareBoost Health