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Prasarita Padottanasana
Wide-Angle Standing Forward Bend

Extended wide angle forward fold/variation. This is one of my favorite poses. I like going into it, I like being in it, and I like that it prepares for you headstand – or not. You can take your sweet time folding into this bend. Stand with wide legs, feet slightly inward, zip everything up. Put your hands on your hips, and from the waist reach out with your heart as you fold forward and down. No extra credit for over-arching your back, so slight tuck in the sacrum throughout. Lean your weight forward slightly and keep activity in your legs. Come down as far as feels right. You can always go further as you settle into the pose. You can place a block under your head if it doesn’t reach the floor. Hands to ankles, hold, and breathe. This pose is uplifting and grounded at the same time, and a powerful head-clearing agent.