Breath of Joy
Learn a simple practice for bringing in PRANA (life force energy) and releasing tension and fatigue. Breathe IN with 3 sniffs as you extend the arms forward, to the sides, and up over the head.
Exhale through the mouth in a sigh as you come into a forward bend. Keep the knees bent to protect the lower back. If you prefer, do not come all the way forward, simply curl forward extending your hands toward your knees.
Go absolutely at your own pace. Go at the pace that feels right, even pleasurable to you, in synch with your body.
You can do this practice 3 times to start or for as long as feels right to you.