Yoga pose for ❤️ JUNE ❤️

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So this months pose is Wide Angle Forward fold (Prasarita Padottanasana). This pose help to increase flexibility in leaps and bounds but should not be done to full extent if you have a lower back injury or pain in this region also add props to help with this intensive forward fold this will make the practice far more enjoyable and less of a strain.

 

The Benefits of this pose are.

  • Strengthens and stretches the inner legs.and back legs and the spine
  • Tones the abdominal organs.
  • Calms the brain allowing a far more restful sleep.
  • Relieves mild backache.
  • Strengthens and stretches the hamstrings at the back of the legs.
  • Relieves pressure on the lower back, whilst strengthening and stretching.
  • Helps to relieve mild depression.
  • Helps to relieve headache.
  • Helps to relieve fatigue.

 

How to get into this pose…

  1. To move into this pose start in Tadasana ( Mountain pose).
  2. Move your feet apart anywhere from 3 to 4 1/2 feet depending on your height, taller people can step a little wider.
  3. Lift your inner arches by drawing up on the inner ankles, and press the outer edges of your feet and ball of the big toe firmly into the floor.
  4. Engage the thigh muscles by drawing them up.
  5. Inhale and lift your chest, making the front torso slightly longer than the back.
  6. Exhale, maintain the length that you have in your spine and slowly bend forward from the hips
  7. With each exhalation deepen the fold and slowly aim to place your hands on the ground between your legs.
  8.  Be sure to keep your arms parallel to each other, widen the shoulder blades, and draw your shoulders away from your ears.
  9. Remain in this pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  10. To come out of the posture, inhale and place your hands on your hips, on the next exhale raise yourself back to standing keeping your back straining as you do.
  11. On your last exhale bring your feet back together and extend into Tadasana.

extended forward fold

 

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