Wide Legged Standing Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana) – Learn In 3 Steps | Yoga With Nutan



WIDE LEGGED STANDING FORWARD BEND

Sanskrit Name – Prasarita Padottanasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Prasarita - Extended, Pada - Foot, Utta – Intense, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Forward Bend Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Lower Body


WHAT IS WIDE LEGGED STANDING FORWARD BEND (PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA)?

Wide Legged Standing Forward Bend Pose (Prasarita Padottanasana) targets your lower body and increases your flexibility.


DO NOT PRACTICE WIDE LEGGED STANDING FORWARD BEND (PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA) IF:

  1. You have a back injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery


BENEFITS OF WIDE LEGGED STANDING FORWARD BEND (PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA)

  1. Relieves feelings of stress and anxiety

  2. Calms the mind and helps you feel centred

  3. Stretches hamstrings, calves and hips

  4. Stimulates your digestion

HOW TO PRACTICE WIDE LEGGED STANDING FORWARD BEND (PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Mountain Pose (Tadasana). Step your feet as wide apart as you comfortably can. Place your hands on your hips and lean forward from your hips. Keep your back straight.

  2. Place your hands on the floor, lean your torso forward and touch the crown of your head to the ground. Lengthen your spine and ground into your feet.

  3. Stay in this pose for as long as you feel comfortable. To exit the pose, lift up through your spine and stand in Mountain Pose (Tadasana).


WIDE LEGGED STANDING FORWARD BEND (PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA) VARIATION – USE BLOCKS

Bend your knees slightly and use blocks to get your hands and body closer to the ground.


PREPARATORY POSES


Mountain Pose - Tadasana


Standing Forward Bend – Uttanasana


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Mountain Pose - Tadasana


Chair Pose – Utkatasana


Child’s Pose – Balasana


Bound Angle Pose - Baddha Konasana


Eagle Pose - Garudasana



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