Dani Lieberman

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Paschimottanasana

 

This seated forward fold provides a deep stretch to our back chain. It calms the nervous system and emotions while stimulating the reproductive system and utilizes the same engagement in the legs as #EkaPadaSuptaPadangusthasana does. In addition to that, paschimottanasana requires internal rotation of the legs, which means rolling the outer thighs towards your belly button (towards midline). This is called internal rotation at the hip and will be a key component in tomorrows pose! If you aren’t able to reach your heels or relax the arms by your sides, use a strap around the feet or slightly bend the knees, but remember to lengthen your spine towards the legs!