Calming the Nervous System – The Art and Benefits of Forward Bends

Better Sleep

Have you ever noticed how forward bending postures have a unique ability to settle the mind and body and give us a feeling of safety and calm?

Forward bends have many benefits. They can help create length and space in the spine to counteract compression, and they help stimulate parasympathetic functioning (the rest and digest response) promoting calm and introspection.

At the same time, for many yoga students, forward bending postures can be greatly challenging, particularly for those with tight hamstrings or with tight hip and buttock muscles.

In this online course, renowned yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater takes an in-depth look at forward bends and how to address common challenges. Judith will also touch on the deeper meaning of the surrender it takes, both physically and mentally, to practice forward bends with affection and ease.

This Course Also Includes:

Yoga Practice Videos: Enjoy two yoga practice videos that accompany this course designed by Judith Hanson Lasater.

Recordings of All Webinar Sessions: It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get access to the recordings of all webinar sessions – both MP3 (downloadable) and MP4 (streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.

Transcripts of All Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the webinar sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.

This course qualifies for 4 CEs with Yoga Alliance.


The practice of yoga is fundamentally an act of kindness toward oneself. This idea is often forgotten, but not by Judith, whose approach is warm, non-judgmental and responsive to individual differences and needs.

$127/ Lifetime Access

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