Prasatitha Padotthanasana (Wide-Legged-Forward-Bend )
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- In this pose the head comes below the heart which stimulates pressure receptors in the heart and creates autonomic nervous system (ANS) balance or awareness.
- Increased blood flow to the brain revitalizes the body and mind, improves concentration and reduces emotional disturbances.
- Fixing of upper and lower limb muscles in the constant contracted position reduces the peripheral blood circulation which increases central circulation-the blood flow towards the internal organs, it is good for gastrointestinal tract or system and helps in tissue regeneration of abdomen and pelvis.
- Fixation of all accessory muscles forces diaphragmatic breathing or deep breathing which helps in shallow breathing or paradoxical breathing.
- Reduces the pelvic pressure in the abdomen below the naval hence improves functioning of pelvic organs; strength of uterus and menstrual cycles in females, voluntary control of ejaculation process and production of sperms.
- It improves the secretion of hormones from endocrine glands such as thyroid, pancreas and gonads.
- Relieve emotional disturbances, Lowers Back pain, Cervical pain, Shoulder problems, Incontinence, Thyroidism, Diabetes, Stroke, piles, Constipation, IBS, Dyspnea/Chest congestion, low Lung capacity, Chest or paradoxical breathing, Varicose veins, Post natal conditions, Thyroid, and Pancreas disturbances, improves memory & Concentration, etc.
Contributors to Prasatitha Padotthanasana Page
- It activates Sahasrara Chakra.
- The Wide-Legged-Forward-Bend has been demonstrated by Ms Niharika Raval, who is a part of YogaArchanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Dance.
- The Prasatitha Padotthanasana Procedure has been provided by Sri Viral Raval, who is a part of YogaArchanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Yoga.
- The limitations and berefits of Prasatitha Padotthanasana have been given by Ms Niharika Raval.
- The Physiology of Prasatitha has been designed and provided by Dr E Amaravathi, a Master in Phsiotherapy currently pursuing PhD in Yoga
- The Scientific Explanation and Clinical Significance (available only to registered Ajarya teachers) of Prasatitha Padotthanasana been provided by
Dr E Amaravathi,teaching currently at Ajarya Yoga Academy
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