This is a beginner-level seated lateral stretching pose. It is included in Restorative Yoga and Pilates because it is a mild yet effective oblique stretch. It is called Mermaid Pose as the lower body/legs are folded in a position that resembles a mermaid. This restorative pose is a great lateral flexion.
LIMITATIONS: People can avoid this in cases of injury or recent surgery in the knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, and neck. Coordination between breath and movement is required to achieve the pose correct
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