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pose of the week // november 23 2014

reverse prayer // pashchima namaskarasana

Reverse Prayer, or Pashchima Namaskarasana (I don't know how to pronounce it either!), is a arm position for openness and stillness. In a standing or seated position, you can find shoulder opening, a forearm stretch, and wrist traction by bringing your arms behind your back, allowing the palms to meet. If you have to much tightness or large muscle definition and your palms can't meet, you can hold either wrist, forearm, or elbows as a modification.