All other details as for paschimottanasana.
Exercise-91: Ardha padma paschimottanasana (The half lotus back stretching pose)

  • Place one foot on the opposite thigh, keeping the other leg stretched in front of the body.
  • Grasp the toes of the straight leg with the hand on the same side of the body.
  • Utilizing the arms, not the back muscles, slowly pull the trunk forward so that the head is near or resting on the straight knee.
  • Keep both knees on the floor.
  • Repeat the process with the other leg folded.

Important points-

  • If the practitioner is able, one can pass the arm behind the back and grasp the big toe of the folded – leg.
  • All other details as for paschimottanasana.



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