paschimottanasana

seated forward fold/bend

lengthens spine * calming

MUSCLES: gastrocnemius * hamstrings * gluteus maximus * erector spinae

MODIFICATIONS: Be mindful of body alignment: bend your knees, extend through the spine & lift your chest

  • Can’t reach feet? Use a yoga strap

PROCEED WITH CAUTION: If you have problems with any intervertebral discs, be careful of all straight-leg seated forward bends

  • Avoid rounding your back as you fold forward. Cases of sciatic nerve compression in this pose have been reported.
  • Do not hold pose for extended period of time.

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RESOURCES
Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual ~David Swenson
Yoga Anatomy ~Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
Yoga Sequencing ~Mark Stephens