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Paschimatanasana | Intense Forward Fold


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Etymology


Sanskrit Name: Paschimattanasana

English Translation: Intense Back of the Body Posture


Paschima - Back of the Body, West

Ut - Intense

Asana - Posture


How to:

  • Sit in Dandasana with the legs extended and the feet together.

  • Reach for the feet, holding the big toes. If you have difficulty reaching the toes, hold a towel around the feet to help.

  • On an exhale, fold over the legs, looking toward the big toes.

  • Hold for 5 breaths.

  • After 5 breaths, look up and inhale. Keep hold of the feet as you exhale.

  • To deepen, clasp the hands around the feet and repeat for 5 breaths.




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