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Yoga posture of the week: Prasarita padottanasana

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Prasarita Padottanasana is one of the most relaxing yoga flexion posture.

Prasarita means "separated", Pada "foot". Prasarita Padottanasana - Separate standing forceps, it is a pose where the arch of the foot is raised and the blood flow to the chest increases.

To perform this pose you can follow the following steps.

  • Start standing in “Tadasana”. Breathe normally to separate the feet more than one meter. Raise your arms above your head.
  • Lean forward slowly from the hips with your back straight and facing forward. Lower your head further, relaxing the neck, until you reach the ground.
  • Place the palms of your hands against the ground, en la misma línea que se encuentran los pies.Breathe deeply and stay in this pose for at least 30 seconds.
  • If you are a yogi who is just beginning, you can use the yoga blocks, these will allow you to lean forward and support your hands on them.
  • Remember that when you finish you must disarm the pose slowly. Raise the trunk slowly, and close your legs little by little.

Benefits of the Posture

  • This position being a relaxation pose and bending provides you with several benefits for your health.
  • It helps you strengthen the thighs is the inner part.
  • By bringing your body or trunk forward, you strengthen and stretch the hamstrings.
  • It helps you relax and have that feeling of wellbeing.
  • Strengthen the neck, since when supporting the head you are supporting part of the weight with the neck.
  • Relieves mild back pain.

Posture Precautions

  • If you have a type of problem or pain in the lower back: avoid full forward lean.
  • If you suffer from untreated hypertension, consult your doctor before performing any inverted or semi-inverted posture.
  • If you are pregnant, it is not good to do push-ups forward.

If you liked the posture and you found it useful and easy we encourage you to upload your photo on our social networks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Otherwise, if it’s difficult for you to do it, we recommend that you contact an expert, consult the Happy Yoga Academy (Facebook @happyogastudio) and become a professional yogi. Namasté.

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