Seated Forward Bend
Sanskrit Name: Paschimottanasana
English Translation: Western Intense Stretch Pose
Also Called: Seated Forward Bend
- Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Make your spine as long as you can.
- Slowly hinge at your hips, lowering your torso toward your thighs. Maintain a straight back and fold as far as you need to feel a nice stretch in your back and hamstrings. Don't worry about folding your body completely in half, unless this is comfortable for you.
- Stay like this for five deep breaths.
Here are tips to help you experience a deeper Seated Forward Bend.