Seated Forward Bend Pose ( Paschimottasana )


  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression

  • Stretches the spine, shoulders, hamstrings

  • Stimulates the liver, kidneys, ovaries, and uterus

  • Improves digestion

  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort

  • Soothes headache and anxiety and reduces fatigue

  • Therapeutic for high blood pressure, infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis

  • Traditional texts say that Paschimottasana increases appetite, reduces obesity, and cures diseases.

Contraindications and Cautions

    • Asthma

    • Diarrhea

    • Back injury: Only perform this pose under the supervision of an experienced teacher.