Hi this is Sherry Stone from the BioSpine Institute. Today we’re gonna learn how to do a yoga pose called the forward
fold. The forward fold stretches our hamstring muscles, which are really
important to keep loose because tight hamstrings cause back pain. To perform
forward fold sit on a firm surface, keep your knees straight with your back erect.
The toes should be pointing toward the ceiling, and the knees should be as tight
as you possibly can keep them. You’re going to slowly lean forward grabbing
any part of your leg or foot. Your back should not over round. You’re going to
lean forward, grab on and hold this position. If you’re comfortable, you can
bow your head to come a little bit more forward. You should feel the hamstring
stretching as well as your low back. Hold this for as long as possible
and up to one minute. If this is difficult or painful, don’t lean forward
as far or just try sitting up straight. To perform a modified version of this
sit on a small elevated surface, keep your legs straight, toes pointed to the
ceiling and reach down. Do not over round your back. Perform forward fold to
keep those hamstrings loose and to prevent an eliminate back pain.