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December 20, 2012

My Day 21 Yoga

Paschimottanasana:(Seated Forward Bend Pose)
           Paschimottanasana is called the 'Seated forward bend pose'. There are many benefits of this posture.

  • Sit on the ground with legs straight.
  • Be sure that your spine is  straight.
  • Inhale, and stretch your arms up over your head. Following the direction of your hands, stretch entire spine upwards.
  •  Exhale and bend forward from the hips keeping your spine as elongated as possible and reaching towards your feet with your hands as you come down.
  •  If you can reach your feet, wrap your index fingers around the  toes, with the thumbs resting on tops of the big toes.
  • Gently pull with the arms on the feet , stretching the head more towards the feet.
  •  As you continue to hold the posture, relax as much as possible, especially in the shoulders and hips.Abdomen should fall closer toward the thighs, the chest toward the knees and the head towards the feet.
  • Try to be in this position for longer time.
  • Inhale slowly raise your hands and spincome to the normal position.
  • Massages the internal organs, especially the digestive organs.
  • Strengthens & Stretch's hamstrings and spine.
  • Relieves constipation.
  • Reduces fat in the abdomen.

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