Traditional Insights into Yoga: Paschimottanasana — Full Forward Fold
Traditional Insights into Yoga: Paschimottanasana — Full Forward Fold Mally Paquette
This classic yoga pose delivers you into the subconscious mind. Iyengar of classical yoga believed this pose connects you with the universe. The energy of the posture allows you to empty your heart to Mother Earth. It is said that this union of the upper body melting into the lower body represents the space between yourself and God, or Source.
Passively exhale and surrender as you elongate the spine through the sacred breath. Become one with the All as you merge and discover the journey forward with a slow expansive vision. Your hamstrings lengthen and then release repressed anger in this area of the body. The backs of your legs cradle on Mother Earth for support and strength. All your internal organs are stretched, squeezed, and massaged for additional blood flow.