Why they work: forward folds reverse blood flow and trigger your parasympathetic nervous system. The PN is responsible for calming our bodies and relaxing our minds. When we're in a stressed out state, it's our sympathetic nervous system calling the shots. Simply flipping upside down can halt the process and help us ditch the mental chaos.
Also a benefit, they can help us flip our perspective. Sometimes an anxiety inducing situation can be looked at in a different light, and doing that helps keep the (mental) peace.
if your hamstrings are tight, keep a gentle bend in your knees. You can cross your arms or hang them to the ground. Bring your chin towards your chest and let your back release. Keep your feet a few inches apart and let your breath carry you deeper into the pose. Don't push or reach, just enjoy! Bonus: you can totally do this at your desk while seated as well!
fun and forward folds,