Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Paschimottanasana (Intense Stretch of the West / Seated Forward Bend)
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.


“Intense Stretch of the West”

Also known as: Seated Forward Bend

In Bikram Hot Yoga, called Bikram Yoga Sit-Up Pose

Heart of Pose

  • Stretch Back Body

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