Pascimottonasana (Intense stretch of the west)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practising and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practioner.

ASANA

Pascimottonasana (Intense stretch of the west)

WHERE

This is a wonderful seated forward bend with many variations and can be found in most yoga classes

BENEFITS

Forward bends stretch the back of the body, helping to lengthen the hamstrings. This pose also stimulates digestion and the internal organs such as liver and kidneys.

CAUTION

caution for this pose should be taken if you have any lower back injuries and beginners should vary it by raising the hips or bending the knees.

MEANING

Pascima means west. Uttana means intense stretch. Asana literally means ‘seat’ but is generally understood to mean ‘pose/posture’