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MAN ON THE MAT: WITH THIERRY GIUNTA Wide-angle Seated Forward Bend (Upavistha Konasana)


Upavistha Konasana is a great hip opening exercise. It is ideal to increase hip mobility and hamstring flexibility. It is also good for strengthening the back and improving posture as the starting point of this pose should be a perfect upright upper body position. I have chosen to perform this asana using the BeamBlock because the elevation element adds an additional flexibility challenge in the groin area. The process of bending forward beautifully demonstrates the importance of keeping the body and mind connected during your practice, to develop greater body awareness and maintain good technique. A powerful, soothing and therapeutic experience and a lovely pose to include in your daily practice.

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Welcome to the March issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine. In this issue we’ve got everything you need to keep your practice fresh and alive for the month ahead. You’ll find lots of practical yoga, including our amazing 360º Yoga anatomy academy, plus an OM Meets interview with Andrew McGonigle (aka Doctor Yogi, the face behind our innovative 3D anatomy tutorials). There’s plenty of inspiration too, including a story of how one person transformed their life from stressed-out PR executive to yoga instructor. There’s meditation, spiritual insight and lots of healthy living tips too, so you can take your yoga practice out and into the world, wherever you go. For all you fashionistas out there we’ve also got a Yoga Style Guide, to give you a peek at some of the best yoga fashion available this season. Dive in and explore the wonderful world of yoga with OM magazine.