Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana) Variation with a Block

Seated Forward Bend stretches the hamstrings, back, and neck.

Placing a block under the forehead helps to encourage hamstring flexibility while keeping the shoulders back and the chest opened.

Seated Forward Bend with a Block: How to Do it Step-by-Step

Step 1

Place a block on the shins and slowly lower the torso until your forehead is resting on the block.

Step 2

Move the block down to a lower side as flexibility increases in this variation.

Step 3

Stay in this posture for 1-5 minutes.