#WellnessWednesday- Yoga For Life: Week 113

Each week, basmati.com walks you through step by step instructions to teach you how to do various yoga poses. This week: Upward Western Intense Stretch Pose

 Instructional Picture of How to Do Upward Western Intense Stretch Pose

 

Wellness Wednesday Week 113: Upward Western Intense Stretch Pose/ Urdhva Mukha Pashchimottanasana

 

 

Benefits:

Stretches backs of legs.

Improves balance.

Foundation & General Alignment:

Start in boat pose and bring legs all the way to chest.

Shoulders are back and away from ears.

Chest is pressing forward as well as upwards.

Arms are wrapped around backs of legs or hands are grabbing onto toes.

Legs are as straight as possible.

Back isn’t curved .

Common Problems:

Shoulders are curved inward.

Head is not looking up.

Modifications:

Knees can be bent.

Blanket can be used underneath hip bones.

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