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Romaine

I would so love to be able to do this pose! If you cannot reach the floor, should you bend your knees until you reach the floor? Or should one use a yoga block or something to keep the legs straight and to sustain oneself? What's best? Please help!

ef

Grace: i think You shoul visit a doctor. and dont harm Yourself anymore! take it easy..

Grace

I just injured my lower back doing a seated forward bend. I went too deep. When my nose touched my knees my body sprang back to seated and I saw stars. 3 days later I am still tight and sore. Is there anything I can do to releive my discomfort?

PAUL

the illustrations in these poses are the advanced version! WE ALWAYS KEEP OUR KNEES SLIGHTLY FLEXED IN FORWARD FOLD

Susan

You must get the extension in the pelvis in order to do forward bends correctly, otherwise, yes they can cause injury. Pregnant students can do this pose with modifications.

barry wicksman

Forward bend is contraindicated by modern sports medicine since it can cause lower back injury. Please comment.

barry wicksman

Forward bend is contraindicated by modern sports medicine since it can cause lower back injury. Please comment.

Erin

What about for pregnant women? I thought this pose was harmful.... but there's no mention of it in the contradictions and cautions.....

Tal

You guys should try this video:
Yoga- Forward
http://files.5min.com/Thumbnails/29/1447_13.jpg

hikerteton@cox.net

I'm finding it difficult to bend forward so that my torso is "folded" onto my thighs--I look more like an inverted checkmark. Any tips?

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