Yoga Practice 6

Paschimottanasana or Seated forward fold.

This is one of my favorite GO-TO poses!  This bend stretches the hamstrings, helps calm the mind, and decreases depression.

Begin in Dandasana (Practice 3).  Keep the naval pulling into the spine and the legs flexed and engaged.  Toes point to the sky.

Inhale and push the tailbone back, away from the feet.  Exhale and HINGE forward from the hip bones. Try to keep a long, flat spine to maintain the stretch in the legs.  Relax the shoulders and hold the belly in. Stay here for 5-10 deep, even breaths.

Rest in Dandasana and repeat as often as you like!!



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