Seated Forward Bend – Steps, Benefits and Precautions!

We all know how important it is to take care of our body in this busy life but we don’t get enough time for it. This is where yoga helps. Even 10 minutes of Yoga helps our body to be physically and mentally healthy and fit.

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Yoga is known for hundreds of benefits for thousands of years. There are many yoga poses in the world known by different names in different places. One of them is Seated Forward Bend.

Seated forward bend pose is also known as Paschimottanasana in Sanskrit. It is a great yoga pose that strengthens your spinal muscles, relieves Sciatica and has so many health benefits.

Health benefits of Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

  • Relieves spinal compression
  • Helps in Diabetes
  • Tones and stretches your spine
  • Burns your belly fat
  • Nourishes the gonads
  • Calms our mind
  • Increase your vitality
  • Helps with menstrual problems
  • Cultivates a meditative mind
  • Helps in developing our appetite
  • Cures impotency
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Also Read: 5 yoga poses for weight loss for beginners

Steps of Seated Forward Bend

  1. Sit on the flat surface and stretch your legs outward.
  2. Now inhale, raise your arms and move your body forward while exhaling.
  3. Now interlock your fingers beyond your toes, and keep your nose touching your knees.
  4. Hold the pose for 5 seconds or more if you’re comfortable.
  5. Inhale and come back to the starting position.
  6. You can repeat it for 3-4 times.
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Also Check: How to do Dhanurasana? – steps, benefits and precautions

Precautions of Seated Forward Bend

  • If you suffer from slip disc
  • Don’t go all the way down if you’re menstruating or pregnant
  • If your hamstrings are tight then practice it on a folded blanket
  • Avoid doing it if you’re more than 2 months pregnant
  • Don’t practice Paschimottanasana if you’re suffering from Asthma, Diarrhoea, Back injury or abdominal ulcer.

Preparatory poses for Seated forward bend pose

You can practice for Seated forward bend yoga pose by doing these yoga poses first.

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Follow-up poses for Seated forward bend pose

After doing great in Paschimottanasana, you can further practice these yoga poses. The follow-up poses for Paschimottanasana are:

  • Cobra pose(Bhujangasana)
  • Camel Pose(Ustrasana)
  • Reclined Thunderbolt pose(SuptaVajrasana)
  • Locust/Grasshopper pose(Salabhasana)

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Author: Manisha Yadav

Hey all, my name is Manisha Yadav. I am a content writer at YogaHolism.com. I love to read, write, travel and click pictures. I write yoga and lifestyle blogs.
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