Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana – Weekly Intermediate Class 151

Focus: This class features the forward bend ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana. This class approaches the pose from a flowing, dynamic sequence. The outward rotation of the thighbone that is necessary for this pose is achieved gently with repetitive movements that gradually build from within your comfort zone. The continuous movement in this sequence helps to bring a sense of warmth and malleability to both the hip and knee joints. This approach can help to cut through stiffness if you are practicing with limited mobility. It will also complement other common approaches to the asana where the pose is held for longer timings with the assistance of supports. This particular class uses minimal yoga props. 

Key Poses: Ardha baddha padma paschimotanasana.

Equipment: Mat, blanket.

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 40 min

Yoga poses