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