PADAHASTASANA (Standing forward bend)
The secret of getting the best out while practicing Yoga is to listen and understand how one’s body reacts.
In this respect the Padahastana is mammoth, larger than life yet simple and you can reap many benefits from it.
Start from Tadasana (Standing Pose). Inhale – stretch both arms upwards.
Exhale – bend forward and place hands under the toes and feet, palms up.
Keep both legs straight and bring forward your forehead, closer to the knees.
Hold the pose for 5/10 breaths. Again Inhale and release pose to Tadasana.
Increases flexibility of the body. Emphasis is on the back and leg muscles.
Reduces excess belly fat.
Also improves constipation and other stomach related issues. Strengthens spine and tones the nerves.
Instructions and photograph by Personal Yoga Trainer K.B. Murale.