Happy Hump-asana Day: Paschimottanasana/Seated Forward Fold

Well, hello, Wednesday!

Happy Hump-asana pose for today: Paschimottanasana/Seated Forward Fold

Yuuuum.

[Just looking at paschimottanasana makes me swoon]

How are you feeling today? Need some peace? I sure do – and seated forward fold always, always brings me a little bit of calm. Because I’ve had a crazy work week and am four days away from graduating from teacher training (read: upcoming test!), I’ll can it for once and leave you with this easy-to-follow instruction from the Yandara Institute. Feel free to fantasize about meditate on their Mexican Baja Peninsula scenery while in the pose, too.

For fellow tight-hammie yogis, I offer just one tip: If you can reach past your toes, try putting a block in front of the extended feet. Grab onto the block and then fold over. A block sometimes helps to keep the feet flexed and facilitates a more intense hamstring stretch. Then feel free to make this pose as passive as you’d like and just relish in the goodness.

Have a happy day and peace out – this yogini’s gotta study!

Happy Hump-asana Day, fellow yogis! Get your minds out of the gutter – Hump-asana Day, traditionally known as Wednesday or “Hump Day” in lamens/peasant/working-folk tongue, is a mid-week yogi treat. Hump-asana Day features a snippet of a pose worth spending some time exploring. And since they’re ALL worth exploring, we’ll never run out of poses for Hump-asana Day – rejoice!

Published by Amanda Niznik

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