Seated Forward Bend Pose ( Paschimottasana )

Benefits
  • 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.
Seated Forward Bend Pose / Paschimottasana