Begin standing in tadasana pose, feet hip distance apart. Elongate the spine and fold forward from hips with knees soft. Hold for about 3 to 10 breaths.
Benefits: releases tension and stretches neck, back and hips, and hamstrings. Massages abominal and reproductive organs. Calms the mind and brings nourishing blood flow to the brain. Slows the heart.
Contraindications: Uncontrolled low blood pressure.