Today we want to give you some insight into prasarita padottanasana (Wide-Legged Forward Bend), which is a yoga pose with a number of beneficial factors to your health. Here some very good reasons why to include this efficient asana into your regular yoga practice:

  • Energizes the heart and the lungs
  • Soothes the brain and the nervous system
  • Tones the abdominals
  • Strengthens the knee joint
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Increases confidence
  • Reduces depression
  • Relieves headaches, migraine and fatigue related to stress
  • Relieves lower back ache
  • Regulates menstrual flow

This pose also cools your body and brain and gives you the feeling of tranquility.

This pose is a good preparation or alternative for sirsasana (Head-Stand).

CAUTIONS: If you are a beginner, don't hold this pose too long (max 1 minute). Those with low blood pressure should come out of the pose gradually.