- The Seated Forward Bend Paschimottanasana word derives from the Sanskrit word where Paschima stands for “West” or “Back of body” and “Uttana” stands for “Straight” or “Extended” or “Intense Stretch.”
- The Sanskrit word Paschimottanasana is Pronounced As – POSH-ee-moh-tan-AHS-anna.
Things you should be aware of before starting the pose –
- The pose can be done in the early morning as well as evening.
- If you are doing the pose in the evening, then make sure your stomach is empty.
- Moreover, there should be at least 4 hours of gap between the meal and the yoga pose practice.
- In addition, the yoga pose is for beginner level, and the style of the pose is Hatha yoga.
- Also, the duration of the pose should be anywhere between 30 to 60 seconds.
How to do –
- The pose starts by sitting with your back straight and also, with the help of your legs, go in extend mode, toes pointing outwards.
- At the same time, breath in and stretch your hand over your head.
- Later, bring your hands down and try to touch your toes, if possible.
- Also, if you can’t grab your toes, don’t force yourself.
- Finally, keep your hands on your leg wherever it reaches.
- Try to do this pose for 5 – 10 breaths which are equally crucial for your body.
Tips for Beginners –
- It will be tough for you to perform this pose as a beginner, but don’t push yourself too much and be comfortable in your position.
- Additionally, regular practice of this pose will make your body flexible.
- The body is in preparation mode for Meditation
- It also counteracts excess body fat
- Encourages Self-Reflection
- Also, helps with sleep
- Lengthens the Hamstring
- Reduction in Anxiety
- Relieves Menstrual Discomfort
- Sexual Health
- Further, stimulates Appetite and Digestion
- Furthermore, strengthen the back
- Low Back Pain
- According to one research, the study aims at Sitting forward bend position versus standing position for studying the back shape in scoliosis children.
- The study includes 113 girls with idiopathic scoliosis, which is one part of scoliosis. The age was between 14 years to 21 years.
- The final analysis of studies concludes that the back asymmetry in children can be done by sitting forward bend position. The sitting forward bend position provides a stable posture and eliminates lower limb discrepancy. The sitting forward bend position is also recommendable for scoliosis.
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