Back Stretching pose

Paschimottanasana

  • Sit in the Seated Base Position (Prarambhik Sthiti) and rest the hands on the thighs.
  • Hinge forward from the hips and slowly lower the torso over the legs.
  • Simultaneously slide the hands toward the toes.
  • Lengthen the front of the torso, elongate the spine and keep the head and neck aligned.
  • Use the exhaling breath to soften into the bend.
  • Hold the pose for as long as comfortable then slowly raise the torso and return to the seated position.
  • Practice up to 5 times or hold the pose for up to 5 minutes.

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