Moving Forward Bend
Moving Forward Bend is a Kundalini Yoga pose used in the fourth video of Week 1 of the Maya Fiennes Mindfulness and Yoga program on how to get rid of fear and is great for stimulating the sciatic nerve.
How to do Moving Forward Bend
1. Sit down and stretch both legs out in front of you and inhale.
2. As you exhale, bend down and reach for the feet. If you can't grab the feet, go down as far as you can. You can bend the knees slightly if this is hard for you.
3. As you inhale, come up to an upright seated position, and as you exhale bend down bringing the head towards the knees.
4. Repeat for one minute.
5. At the last forward bend, stay down and breathe deeply for a few seconds. When you're done, come up extremely slowly.
Benefits of Moving Forward Bend
Moving Forward Bend works on stimulating the sciatic nerve which gives you a nice healthy and flexible spine.
For more information on how to incorporate Moving Forward Bend into your Kundalini yoga practice, have a look at Week 1 of the Maya Fiennes Mindfulness and Yoga program on how to get rid of fear.