Seated Forward Fold Pose (Paschimottanasana)

Seated Forward Fold Pose (Paschimottanasana)

EFFECT: Stretches hamstrings, alms.

PROPS: Block and blanket

GAZE: Toes

PRECEDING POSES: Standing Forward Fold, Seated Staff pose

COUNTERPOSES: Savasana

PRECAUTIONS: If your hamstrings are tight, try sitting on a blanket.

STEPS:

1. Start in Seated Staff pose. Inhale and reach your arms up alongside your ears.

2. On an exhale, start to reach forward. Lead with your chest and do not round your back.

3. When you can’t reach any further, let your hands come down either to the ground or the outside of your legs or clasp your feet.

TIP: If you are super flexible and can easily reach your toes, try placing a block against the bottoms of your feet. Then reach for the top of the block to bring you deeper into the pose.

How to perform Seated Forward Fold Pose (Paschimottanasana). If you are super flexible and can easily reach your toes, try placing a block against the bottoms of your feet. Then reach for the top of the block to bring you deeper into the pose. #yoga #yogatips #thefitjoy

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