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Asana Analysis

Published on August 28th, 2013 | by Catherine Tingey

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SEATED FORWARD BEND POSE (Paschimottanasana)

SEATED FORWARD BEND POSE (Paschimottanasana)

I LOVE all forward bends because they have a subtle calming effect on the nervous system. A deep forward bend, like this one, should only be done once the body is warm.

Standing Forward Bends can begin a class or private session, but should be done with bent knees so as to protect the low back.

ALIGNMENT

In STAFF POSE (Dandasana), gently lift the buttock flesh away from the midline.

Reach through the heels, pointing the toes to the sky.

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Slightly rotate the tops of the thighs inward and press the thigh bones into the mat.

Release the palms on either side of the outer thighs to sit tall on the sit bones.

Lift the ribcage off the pelvis, reaching the crown of the head to the sky.

Leaning from the hips, and keeping the front of the torso long, fold forward.

WORK IN THE POSE

It is more important to keep the front torso long and not collapse into the upper back, than getting the forehead to the feet.

Try INHALING through the crown of the head, and EXHALING and FOLDING.

Micro-movements will help you develop body awareness and protect you from injury.

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.



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