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Paścimattānāsana

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देवमनुष्या दिशो व्यभजन्त प्राचीं देवा दक्षिणा पितरः प्रतीचीं मनुष्या उदीचीं रुद्रा [Tait. Samh. – 6.1.1]  Gods and men divided the directions. Gods took the east, pitaras took the south, men took the west and rudras took the north. Paschimattanasana, or stretching the west pose, is one of the archetypal forward bending asanas. It is a symmetrical forward bend that, […]

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The Healing Edge

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A couple of weeks ago I got a little bit carried away during practice, and now my lower back and hamstrings are paying for it! Even after years of practice, some lessons are to be learned time and time again. This is not a bad thing at all. It is just one more opportunity to […]