Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend)

Paschimottanasana is also known as Seated forward bend pose. It is very helpful in reducing obesity of a person. It also cures many stomach problems such as constipation, acidity etc. People suffering from diabetes must do this asana daily, as it helps in controlling diabetes. It is good for backpain also. It makes backbone flexible and strong.


Procedure of paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)

Step 1:
Spread the legs forward and sit on the ground.

Step 2:
Touch the thumbs of the feet with the hands, slowly breathe out and try to place the head on the knees.

Step 3:
Then slowly raise the head and come back to initial position. Repeat this Aasan for 10-15 times daily.

Video of Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend)

Benefits of Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend)

  1. Helpful in reducing obesity.
  2. Helpful in controlling diabetes and back pain.
  3. Strengthens the back muscles.
  4. Strengthens the thighs.
  5. Cures the gas trouble or acidity.


Q 1: What is the english name of paschimottanasana?
Ans: The english name of paschimottanasana is seated forward bend.

Q 2: What are the benefits of paschimottanasana?
Ans: Various benefits of paschimottanasana are:
  1. Strengthens the back muscles.
  2. This asana also strengthens the thigh muscles.
  3. It is also good for stomach, as it cures the gas trouble or acidity.
  4. It also makes the backbone flexible and strong and cures back pain.
  5. It is helpful in reducing obesity of a person.
  6. It helps in controlling diabetes.

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