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.