Wide Legged Forward Fold!

Thompson Park - Saturday Morning Yoga with Mary Jane Kasliner

In this pose your feet should be approximately 3 to 4.5 feet apart. Exhale, maintaining the length of the front torso, lean the torso forward from the hip joints. AS your torso approaches parallel to the floor, press your fingertips to the floor directly beneath your shoulders. You may add a variation as seen above by walking the hands out in front of you. Move your spine evenly into the back torso so that your back is slightly concave form the tailbone to the base of the skull. Push your top thighs straight back and draw the inner groins away from each other.  Take a few breaths here while drawing your shoulders away from your ears. If you are flexible enough you can continue to drawn the crown of the head towards the earth. Remain in the pose anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute. Lift and lengthen the torso and with an inhalation place your hands to your hips and pull your tailbone towards the earth as you swing your torso up.

Mary Jane Kasliner


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