Caterpillar Pose (Paschimottanasana, Yin Yoga Forward Bend)

The Caterpillar Pose, also known as Yin Yoga Forward Bend or Paschimottanasana is a seated yoga pose. In this pose, you extend your legs straight out in front of you, and let your upper body gently fold over your legs. You then extend your arms to reach your toes, with your head pointed down towards your knees. The Caterpillar Pose provides a deep stretch along your entire back. The pose imitates the small size and stillness of a caterpillar before it transforms into a butterfly form.

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