Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana - Half Bound Lotus Forward Bend

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
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Ardha means half; badha is bound; padma is a lotus; and paschima means the west. The Half Bound Lotus Forward Bend opens up the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, as well as stretching the spine in a forward bend and twist. The abdominal organs are toned as circulation to the pelvis is increased.

Pose Position: Sitting
Body Position: Twists, Forward Bends, Side Bends
Body Part: Shoulders, Arms, Back, Hips, Legs

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Deltoids, Biceps, Erector Spinae, Quadratus Lumborum
Lower Body: Gluteus Medius, Hamstrings