welcome to socialadvicers. we are going to learn about an asana Prasaritha padottanasana. how to do this asana? its steps and benefits? first we will known what is prasaritha padottanasana.
PRASARITHA PADOTTANASANA AND ITS BENEFITS
WHAT IS PRASARITHA PADOTTANASANA?
Prasaritha padottanasana is a Sanskrit word. “Wide-legged standing forward bend” or”prasaritha padottanasana” is a calming forward bend that stretches the hamstrings and back. This pose is also called “straddle fold,” “standing straddle.” Its Sanskrit name “prasaritha padottanasana” in English- “prasaritha”-spread or expanded. “pada”-foot or leg. “ut”-intense. “tan”-stretch. “asana”-pose. wide legged forward bend yoga asana is traditionally a resting asana. however, it takes a while for one to feel the restorative effects of the asana. This asana is a combination of strength and surrender in the body and mind. The legs are firmly rooted to the ground and remain strong, the heart hangs downward. And the head rests on the mat allowing for a soothing and calming sensation.
HOW TO DO PRASARITHA PADOTTANASANA?
before starting this asana first, warm up your body. warming up your body before starting any asana will help to stretch your body freely and to help you to do asana perfectly.
BENEFITS OF PRASARITHA PADOTTANASANA:
- Stretches and strengthens the hamstrings, calves, hips, low back, and spine.
- Various arm positions stretch your shoulders, wrists, forearms, and upper back.
- It will relief from stress, anxiety, and mild depression.
- Relief from mild backaches.
- Relief from neck and shoulder tension.
- Opened hips.
- Toned abdominal organs.
- Improved digestion.
- Reduces the fat around the waist.
- Increases ankle flexibility.
- Engages the feet allowing you to develop better grip.
People with back injuries should avoid this pose. Always work within your own range of limits and abilities. If you have any medical concerns talk with your doctor before practicing yoga.
STEPS OF PRASARITHA PADOTTANASANA:
- From “tadasana pose”, step the legs 3-4 feet apart into five pointed stars. With a flat back exhale forward bringing the palms to the floor under the shoulders.
- Use the arms to pull the forehead down towards the floor, bending the elbows towards the back wall. Press into the feet, lengthening the legs to press the hips up towards the ceiling.
- Feel the spine being pulled in opposite directions as you press the head down and lift the hips up.
- Breathe and hold for 3-8 breaths.
- To release, reach the arms out to the sides and inhale back up into 5 pointed stars.
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