How Can I Relax My Abdomen In Forward Bending?
- Relaxing the abdomen in forward bending can be challenging for many people. Here are some tips to help:
- Breathe deeply: Take deep breaths in and out through your nose. As you exhale, let your belly soften and release tension.
- Engage your core: Engage your abdominal muscles slightly to support your lower back and keep your spine lengthened.
- Use props: Sit on a folded blanket or block to elevate your hips and create more space in your abdomen.
- Modify the pose: If you find it difficult to relax your abdomen in a seated forward bend, try lying on your back and bring your knees to your chest. Hold onto your shins or the back of your thighs and gently rock side to side, massaging your lower back and hips.
- Be patient: It takes time to release tension in the abdomen, so be patient with yourself and don’t force anything. Practice regularly and with time you will see improvement.