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Gauri

This amazing posture for my hamstrings and Calf muscles..thanks

Geoff Baker

Great for runners: excellent stretch both prior to running and in regular practice.

Margaret

Avoid this position if suffering from osteoporosis, risk of pressure fractures. Avoid any forward bend for same reason, vertebral fractures.
Margaret W.

Nadine

You are right and I stand corrected. I was given misleading information! Thanks for your reply.

Patricia Reavis

Wonderful tips which are a great help for working with my students. Thank you!

Sarada Gray

The English for the pose may be misleading but according to Iyengar, Intense side (or flank) stretch is what it means (Light on Yoga, p 70-2

LISA G

A HALF(PARSVA) FORWARD BEND ;)

Nadine O'Mara

This englsh for this posture is incorrect. This is not an intense side stretch , it is a forward bend (perhaps it has been mixed up with parsVAKonasana - intense side stretch)

TheRoller

haha...yeah, definitely the wrong picture.

Beck

I think the photo must be an error. Ignore the photo and just go with the step by step instructions (they're correct).

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