Spotlight on Uttanasana (Standing forward fold)
There are many reasons why I love standing forward folds. For me they are extremely energizing and help to brighten up the face. I practice them early morning to start my day and as a mid-day release. Releasing the head below the heart helps to calm and cool the brain. It helps to relieve stress, headaches, anxiety, fatigue and insomnia. Practicing this pose regularly helps to stimulate the liver and kidneys and improves digestion. Along with these amazing benefits it encourages length and openness in the hamstrings and calves and releases tension in the neck and hips.