Prasarita Padottanasana – Wide Legged Standing Forward Bend

Outline: This tutorial introduces the standing pose Prasarita Padottanasana. It is an ideal asana to be practicing when first starting yoga. It highlights and corrects stiffness in your leg muscles and hips. You will be guided through the pose in stages, learning techniques to correctly align the spine as you progressively get deeper into the pose.

Benefits: Increased leg muscle flexibility and strength, increased hip mobility. With continued practice this pose will have a calming effect.

Equipment: Mat, 2 blocks

Level: Beginner

Duration: 10 min

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