forward bending

forward bending,

n flexion of the spine.
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Reportedly, even a little forward bending of the neck causes a good amount of tension on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, of the neck and shoulders.
7 OVERDOING IT IN YOUR YOGA CLASS "WHILE the benefits of yoga can be exceptional, you do need to be careful with some movements, especially repeated forward bending if you have a weak back or underlying disc problem, so moves like the Downward Dog, or 'standing forward bend' are to be done with caution," says Tim.
The alternating backward and forward bending postures flex and stretch the spinal column and limbs through their maximum range.
This assessment revealed that during forward bending the right side was slightly limited compared to the left side; otherwise, extension, rotation, and side-bending were unremarkable.
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.
Advise patients to avoid forward bending and exercising with trunk in flexion, especially in combination with twisting.
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.

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