Remain poised in the midline for this asymmetrical pose.
Release Yoga west and repeat on the other side. This is a good stretch of the lumbar muscles in Yoga west a forward bend. This pose is a gentle ending to the sequence. Challenging Lumbar Poses We recommend that you do a warm-up sequence of twelve poses from the beginning and intermediate sections, in the following order: Cat-Cow, Side Child, Bhujangasana, Ardha Bhekasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Pressure Cooker, Chair Twist, Parighasana, Ustrasana, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Utthita Trikonasana, and Uttanasana. Purpose: To stretch the abdominal muscles and hip flexors and extend the spine. Contraindications: Recent abdominal surgery, spinal stenosis. Props: A folding chair, a wall, and a blanket.