This & That: Grounding

Feeling a little manic? Try forward fold to calm the mind and go inside.

Uttanasana

Standing Forward Bend is a grounding pose that can calm anxiety and, along with the breath, quiet the mind. You’ve got both feet rooted solidly into the floor and your head reaching down toward the earth. I feel like it’s an incredibly grounding posture, and introspective too. I always like the folding-in-on-oneself poses to help me feel calm and protected.

Forward folds are not for you if you have high blood pressure, but for most of us it’s an incredibly helpful posture.

First image is from Mug Junkie and the image of uttanasana from Jennifer Elliot Yoga.

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