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• What is forward bending and what is a common effect of all types of forward bends?

• What is the anatomical term for forward bending?For what conditions are forward bends contraindicated?

• What are the general physical effects of forward bends? Energetic effects?

• What is meant by the terms “anterior tilt” and “posterior tilt” of the pelvis?

• Describe generally advised forward bending alignment in terms of anterior and posterior tilt of the pelvis.

• Give two examples of ways to find a balance of effort and ease in forward bending.

• How can you use Dandasana (Staff Pose) to learn about yourself in relation to forward bending?

• Name some forward bending poses that are safest for tight hamstrings and/or back issues such as disk injuries.




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