It’s common for yoga practitioners to desire a specific position, believing that is where the magic lies.
It isn’t so. I’ve learned that the hard way. 276 more words
Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose) is a sitting pose which helps to calm your mind and relieve stress. This pose is generally practised later in a sequence when the body gets warmed. 448 more words
With a name like ‘intense stretch of the west’, how could you not love this asana? If you have super-tight hamstrings, that’s how.
We had a question come up in our recent retreat (post to follow) about how to ease into this pose if it’s currently a distant dream. 882 more words
Liberate Thyself with Paschimottanasana
The intention for Liberate Thyself Day 5: I have hidden talents and gifts that I’m ready to unleash.
I look at this, and immediately I cringe. 307 more words
We started in Paścimottānāsana. A strange sensation, never an opening pose surely? Brain started to question this, frustrations threatened. How could I be expected to take this shape without any warmup or hip work… But I’m here because I trust the teacher, that he has an idea he’s exploring and offering, and who I am to set myself against that. 315 more words