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Steps for Paschimottanasana

  • Sit down straight with your legs together by stretching in front of you.  keep your  head neck and spine erect.
  • Place the palms on your respective knees.
  • Now bend your head and trunk slowly forward to catch the toes with the thumb, index and middle fingers without bending knees.
  • Take a deep breath and exhale slowly. Try to touch your head to your both knees as shown in above image.
  • Bend the arm and try to touch the elbow on the floor.
  • Exhale completely and holding out your breath stay in this posture for a few seconds.
  • After few seconds slowly return to your starting position.
  • breathe normally.
  • Repeat this for 3-4 times.

Benefits for Paschimottanasana

  • It acts as astress reliever.
  • Reduces fatty deposits in the abdomen.
  • Remove anxiety, anger and irritability.
  • Calms the mind.
  • Stretches the spine and brings flexibility.
  • Good for constipation and digestive disorder.
  • Useful for increasing height.
  • Regular practice cure impotency and enhance the sexual power.
  • Tones the abdominal pelvic organs.
  • Balance the menstrual cycles.
  • This asana is recommended especially for women after delivery.