paschimottanasana yoga pose

When you overeat, those extra calories get deposited on the body parts making your body look shabby and fat. When we start getting obese, then at first our belly part which is the abdomen gains extra weight which is the first sign of obesity. Reducing abdomen fat is the toughest of all. Here we will be talking about Yogasana to curb abdomen Fat- Paschimottanasana.

When some wills to lose weight, then the obstacle comes to reducing the abdomen size. It gives you a very ugly look even. So now, try out this Yogasana and see the results. Let us proceed-

What is called Paschimottanasana?

Paschim” means your “back” and “Uttana” means “stretching“. This asana covers the stretching of the whole body from head to heels so it is called Paschimottanasna. It is quite an easier asana, but those whose belly area is developed; for them this asana looks a bit tougher. It is a good stretching exercise and highly beneficial.

Steps for Paschimottanasana:-

  1. Sit down straight with your legs together by stretching in front of you.  keep your head neck and spine erect.
  2. Place down your palms on your respective knees.
  3. Now bend your head and trunk slowly forward to catch the toes with the thumb, index, and middle fingers without bending your knees.
  4. Take a deep breath and exhale slowly. Try to touch your head to your both knees as shown in the above image.
  5. Bend the arm and try to touch the elbow on the floor.
  6. Exhale completely and holding out your breath stay in this posture for a few seconds.
  7. After a few seconds return to the starting pose.
  8. Breath normally and repeat the pose 3-5 times or as per one’s capacity.

Benefits of Paschimottanasana:-

  • This asana is recommended especially for women after delivery.
  • It acts as a stress reliever and reduces anxiety.
  • A good asana for constipation and digestion-related disorders.
  • Regular practice cure impotency and enhance sexual power.
  • It is best to reduce the fatty deposits in the abdomen.
  • Those willing to lose weight and prone to obesity must perform this.
  • Regular practice cure impotency and enhance sexual power.
  • It tones the abdomen and the pelvic organs.
  • Balances the menstrual cycle.

Precautions and Contradictions for Paschimottanasana:-

  • Pregnant women should not practice Paschimottanasana.
  • Patientsnt suffering from slipped discs and sciatica should not perform this.
  • Those suffering from ulcers should not go with this asana.

So, in this way, we saw the description of Paschimottanasana. One should perform this daily to gain adequate benefits. Take care and live well!