My hamstrings are always tight. Yoga forward bends open and loosen the hamstrings and promote flexibility. The forward fold also relives tension in the neck (yay!), reduces anxiety, and calms the mind. I like to cross my arms holding onto my elbows and hang—letting gravity pull me deeper into the stretch with every breath. To practice: Place feet hip distance apart, outer edges of feet are parallel. The upper body folds onto the lower body, the belly rests on the thighs and you can feel yourself breathe. Big toes touch, heels slightly separated, engage the quadriceps to lift the knee caps, inner thighs roll towards each other (internal rotation) Place your hands on blocks or a chair to support the upper body, hang the heavy head, shoulders soft, shoulders away from the ears, neck is long.