Day 21 Prasarita Padottanasana  

Wide-Legged Standing Forward Fold

 

 

 

 

Prasarita Padottanasana (prah-suh-REE-tuh pah-doh-tahn-AHS-uh-nuh

 is a calming forward bend that stretches the hamstrings and back. There are several arm variations and other modifications available, making this a suitable pose for yoga students of all levels!

This pose is also sometimes called "Straddle Fold," "Standing Straddle," and "Wide-Legged Forward Bend," among other variations. 

However, its Sanskrit name literally translates to "Feet Spread Intense Stretch Pose." Practicing Prasarita Padottanasana can feel expansive and soothing after a long set of standing poses, or after running, walking, or cycling. Often sequenced near the end of the standing poses in a yoga class, it is a good preparatory pose for inversions, such as Headstand (Sirsasana), Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana), and Peacock Pose (Pincha Mayruasana). 

 

Find the variation of this pose that is best for your practice!

BENEFITS:

Prasarita Padottanasana stretches and strengthens the hamstrings, calves, hips, low back, and spine. The various arm positions stretch your shoulders, wrists, forearms, and upper back. This pose has all of the benefits of both forward folds and inversions

This pose also quiets and soothes the nervous system. Additionally, it helps prepare the body and mind for deeper yoga poses and introspection.

TIMETABLE

Monday

9.45pm Pilates Bannatyne`s Luton 11.30am Yin Yoga Archer's Hitchin

12.30pm Tai Chi Archer's Hitchin

6.45pm Pilates Venue360

8pm Yoga Bannatyne`s Luton

Tuesday

11.15am Pilates Venue360 Luton

1pm Pilates Corporate Class

3pm Yoga Harpenden Sports Centre 

7pm Pilates Dunstable Centre 

8.15pm Yoga Dunstable Centre

Wednesday

6.15pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

Thursday

10.45pm Mature Moves Bannatyne's Luton

12pm Meditation Bannatyne's Luton

2pm Yoga Venue360 Luton

8.15pm Pilates HRLC

Friday

11am Pilates Venue360 Luton 

12.30pm Yoga Harpenden Sports Centre

3.15pm Yoga Harpenden Sports Centre 

6.30pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

Saturday

8.30am Yin Yoga Archer's Hitchin

9.30am Hatha Yoga Archer's Hitchin 

10.30am Tai Chi Archer's Hitchin

2pm Pilates North Herts LC

3pm Yoga North Herts LC

 

Sunday

8.50am Yoga Harpenden Sports Centre

(every other week)

10.15am Pilates Bannatyne´s Luton 

11.15am Yoga Bannatyne´s Luton  

4pm Pilates Houghton Regis Lc

5pm Yoga Houghton Regis Lc

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