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An overview of… Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana)

A common measure of flexibility is the ability to touch your toes and this pose is the perfect way to get there.

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The asana stretches the whole back of the body; the soles of the feet, calf muscles, hamstrings, glutes, lower back and shoulders. The posture encourages the spine to lengthen and creates space through the back and sides of the ribcage.

Paschimottanasana has a grounding, introspective and calming quality to it allowing the mind to focus and become quiet.

Detailed alignment cues for Seated Forward Fold

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Welcome to the December issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine. After another amazing yoga year, we’re getting ready for the festive season. Inside you’ll find plenty to inspire you this month, both on and off the mat, whether you’re embracing these winter months or just snuggling up indoors with a nice cup of chai. We’ve got some great plant-based recipes for your kitchen plus some wonderful practical yoga tips to spice things up on the mat. And if you’re looking to replace your trusted old yoga mat this Christmas then you’re definitely in the right place: check out our special yoga mat guide inside to find the right one for you. Have a fantastic month, folks, and see you in 2018.