forward bending

forward bending,

n flexion of the spine.
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Our focus is based on forward bending techniques as they cool the body and calm the mind.
The patient may worry about becoming stiff if he constantly avoids forward bending.
For a forward bending posture, there is a backward bending posture which balances it out.
All these postures are forward bending and it's claimed they both massage and direct energy to the internal organs.
Because the spine cannot tolerate twisting as well as it can other movements, it is important to avoid excessive twisting and forward bending.
Fortunately, a regular stretching program from a physical therapist can do wonders, along with taking Pilates two or three times a week and yoga, particularly positions that involve forward bending.
Center investigators in the Agricultural Ergonomics Research Center at University of California-Davis evaluated five trellis systems commonly used in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys to learn which, if any, would minimize MSD risk factors such as repetitive forceful hand and shoulder motion, sustained forward bending, overextension, and other awkward body postures.
The first position (or "asana" as the postures are called in yoga's original language Sanskrit) recommended here for gardeners is really any back bending position, which is the complementary position for bending froward, thus the antidote for excessive forward bending.
Standing extension exercises will help reverse the excessive forward bending of shoveling: stand straight and tall, place your hands toward the back of your hips and bend backward slightly for several seconds.
specific body movements (backward and forward bending while standing,
Take one large step forward bending that knee and lowering the back knee to the floor.

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