Thursday, February 26, 2015

Benefits of Pashchimottanasana

Hatha Yoga Pashchimottanasana Pose
Pashchimottanasana Pose

Benefits:

  • Provides a good stretch for the calf muscles and hamstrings.
  • Benefits the pelvic organs.
  • Stretches the lumbo-sacral spine.
  • Massages the abdominal organs.
  • Good stretch for the shoulder joints.
  • It calms down the sympathetic tone.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Relieves hyperacidity.
  • Help relieves the symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort.
  • Therapeutic for high blood pressure, infertility and insomnia.
  • Traditional texts say that Paschimottanasana increases appetite, reduces obesity and cures indigestion.

Contraindications:

  • Disc Prolapse.
  • Bronchial asthma.
  • Spinal injuries.
  • Hypotension.
  • Ascites.
  • Should not be done after first trimester of pregnancy.
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