четверг, 20 октября 2016 г.

WIDE LEGGED FORWARD BEND TWIST POSE INSTRUCTIONS

WIDE LEGGED FORWARD BEND TWIST POSE INSTRUCTIONS


WIDE LEGGED FORWARD BEND TWIST POSE INSTRUCTIONS


1. Start in wide legged forward bend pose and then move your right hand to the center of the mat.


2. As you inhale, reach your left arm up toward the ceiling, twist your torso to the left and turn your head to follow your arm.


3. Stay in wide legged forward bend twist for 30 seconds and then switch sides.


MINDFULNESS PRACTICE


Push the shoulders down and back and, with each inhale, lengthen through the spine. With each exhale, twist your torso a little more and tighten the core.


PARIVRTTA PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA BENEFITS


The wide legged forward bend twist pose lengthens and strengthens the spine, opens the shoulders, strengthens the core and stretches the hamstrings, calves, hips and lower back. This pose stimulates the abdominal organs, improves digestion and helps to detoxify the body.


CONTRAINDICATIONS


Back, shoulder or neck injury.


PREPARATORY, COMPLEMENTARY AND FOLLOW-UP POSES


Start with wide legged forward bend pose and then progress to wide legged forward bend twist. Follow-up with extended side angle pose, bound angle pose, or seated forward bend.


RELATED YOGA POSES


Try these other yoga poses to relax and relieve stress and tension:


Extended side angle pose


Head to knee forward bend pose


Goddess pose


Half frog pose


YOGA ESSENTIAL FLOWS


Original article and pictures take http://www.spotebi.com/exercise-guide/wide-legged-forward-bend-twist-pose/ site

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