Spiritual Awakening: basic yoga poses | day 10

“Most changes happen slowly.”

 

Seated Forward Fold

Sanskrit: Paschimottanasana

How to do it

 

Sit and straighten your legs out in front of you, grounding your thighs into the floor. Hinge at the hips to elongate your torso over your thighs. Grab hold of the outer edges of your feet.

 

Pro tip: If your hamstrings are tight, grab a strap and loop it behind your feet. Use the leverage to bring your torso closer to your thighs. You can also sit on the edge of a blanket to help you fold forward.

The benefits

 

This feel-good fold elongates the back of your body, lengthens your spine, and stretches your hamstrings.

 

When you begin to meditate you may notice changes right away.