Wide Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana)

Wide Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana) is a simple forward bend good for obese people. It stimulates your kidneys, liver and uterus. If you have digestion problem then you should try Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana). The pose reduces fatigue and anxiety and assures calm mind. The pose stretches your lower back and leg muscles. It offers complete stretch to all body parts.

Step by step guide to Wide Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana)

  • Start with staff position and take a deep breath. Spread your feet apart according to your comfort level. Let your hands rested on waist, just above the buttocks and your feet should be parallel to each other. Relax your thigh muscles and keep your feet gently on the floor.
  • Now keep your torso longer than your back and lift your chest slightly up. Exhale slowly and keep your front torso lengthening. Keep your chest and shoulders parallel on to the ground. Touch the floor with your palms and move your forehead downwards.
  • Try to touch the floor with your forehead and keep it relaxed and calm. Once you are comfortable with the pose, stretch your body as much as possible. Hold the position for up to 30 seconds release the body back to normal position.

Wide Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana) is good for regulating blood circulation inside brain. It provides excellent stretch to entire body and stimulates your kidneys and liver. As a beginner, you could practice Wide Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana) with slight variations.