Half Bound Lotus Seated Forward Bend or Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana in Sanskrit (Ardha’ means ‘Half’, ‘Baddha’ means ‘Bound’, ‘Padma’ is ‘Lotus’, ‘Paschim’ refers to ‘West’ (here, lower back), ‘Uttana’ is ‘Intense stretch’, ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’), is an intermediate yoga pose that belongs to the forward bends and hip openers and seated categories.
This asana targets glutes & hip flexors, hamstrings, and shoulders, and also involves knees, lower back, middle back/lats, and spine muscles. Half-bound lotus seated forward bend increases circulation to the pelvic region; stretches hamstrings, hips, and shoulders, and also calms the mind, and relieves anxiety.
Benefits and Contraindications
Stretches hamstrings, hips and shoulders
Increases circulation to pelvic region
Calms mind and relieves the anxiety
Stretches the spine
Tones the abdominal organs
Benefits the digestive system
Low back injury
Photo poses in different angles
Frequently Asked Questions
- Half Bound Lotus Standing Forward Bend
- Revolved Half Bound Lotus Pose Forward Fold
- Seated Forward Bend
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