Exercise of the Day: Paschimottanasana

Today’s exercise is a yoga pose called paschimottanasana, otherwise known as Seated Forward Bend:


Denise demonstrating Paschimottanasana, otherwise known as Seated Forward Bend.

This is a challenging but incredibly beneficial pose. It stretches your whole posterior chain—the back line of your body. Yogis believe that it balances the first, second, and third chakras, and can help with both digestion and concentration.

Massage is a physical profession, and RMTs need to stay active to be at the top of their game. A good therapist will also be well-versed in exercises that will benefit their clients. At Vicars, students spend a lot of time on remedial exercise, and our “remex” sessions incorporate exercises and stretches from many sports and athletic traditions. Practice along with us!

Each exercise is demonstrated by Denise Currie. In addition to being an RMT (and our Director!), Denise is a personal fitness trainer and highly regarded yoga practitioner who regularly trains other teachers.