Paschimottanasana (Intense Stretch of the west Pose)

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Yoga Asana – Paschimottanasana (Intense Stretch of the west Pose) in Sanskrit “Paschima” means “west” which refers to the “Back side of the body” and “Uttana” means “Intense stretch or extended” and means “pose”. In English meaning is “Intense back stretch or Back Stretching Pose”.   Position : Sitting Type : Seated forward bend Spiritual Awareness : Manipura chakra Physical Awareness : Back, hamstrings, chest, abdomen, shoulders. Pressure on the thorax and abdomen. Dosha Suitability : Vata and Pita can also benefit Introducery Asanas : Chakki Chalanasan, Janu Sirasasana, Uttanasana, Balasana   Yoga Asana Procedure: Sit in Dandasana making sure both sitting bones are evenly placed on the floor. Inhale and lift your arms from the side of your body, stretching them up to either side of your head. Keeping […]

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