THE SEATED FORWARD BEND POSTURE

PASCHIMOTHANASANA – THE SEATED FORWARD BEND POSTURE

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Description :

In sanskrit, Paschima means west and  Uttana means intense stretching. In this asana the posterior portion of the whole body from head to heels is fully stretched.

Health Benefits :

  • Tones up the abdominal organs and keeps them free from sluggishness
  • Tones the kidney, rejenuates the spine
  • Improves digestion
  • Decreases excess weight around the belly
  • Due to extra stretch given to the pelvic region more oxygenated blood is supplied and the gonads receive sufficient nutrition
  • This helps to cure impotency and is also useful for sex control
  • Helps in spiritual attainment
  • Tones the nerves supplying the pelvic organs and arising from the lumber sacral region of the spine

Considerations :

  • People suffering from slip disc should not practice this asana.
  • People suffering from severe back ache should not practice this during pregnancy and menstruation.

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