Standing Forward Fold Variation
This gentle variation on a forward bend helps with nausea, plus it helps relieve lower back pain, stiffness, or soreness. Begin standing in mountain pose. Take a deep inhale to reach arms up overhead, framing face. Use exhale to engage navel to spine and swan dive over legs with a flat back. Grab hold of opposite elbows and hang, swaying side to side (if comfortable) to loosen lower back. Press all four corners of both feet into the ground and lift sitz bones toward the ceiling. Relax head and neck, and, for this variation, soften knees. Breathe here for 5 to 10 deep breaths.
Photo: Heidi Kristoffer