Standing Wide-Legged Forward Fold Pose or Prasarita Padottanasana in Sanskrit (also known as Intense Leg Stretch Pose), is a standing forward-bend posture done with the feet apart. Of the many benefits that come with the practice of Prasarita Padottanasana, one main advantage is the intense stretch of the leg muscles. This happens because in Wide-Legged Forward Bend Pose the feet are extended and spread wide apart thus creating an intense stretch for the leg muscles. Prasarita Padottanasana helps boost energy in the body and hence can be included in flow yoga sequences.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens and stretches the inner and back legs and the spine
Tones the abdominal organs
Calms the brain
Relieves mild backache
Lower-back problems: Avoid the full forward bend
Blood pressure or a Migraine
Imbalance or Instability
Arthritis or Fibromyalgia
Photo poses in different angles
Modifications & Variations
- Wide Legged Forward Bend Pose on a chair
- Wide Legged Forward Bend Pose with hands on blocks
- with hands behind the back in a lock
- Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend Pose
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