Seated Forward Fold:
Another name for this asana is Paschimottanasana. It vitalizes your liver, kidneys, ovaries, and uterus.
Way To Do:
1. Sit on the floor with your legs extended. Bend at your hips and grab the arches of your feet with each hand.
2. Keep your knees straight and push your chest towards your legs.
3. Hold this position for at least 5 deep inhale and exhale breaths.
If you feel that your hamstrings are super tight, then bend your knees a bit. This makes your body more flexible.
To advance this asana, bend your upper belly and ribs in such a way that they meet your thighs.
As a beginner, listen to your body.
Your back legs will be rigid and hence it will be difficult for you to do a forward bend, so never force yourself into this pose as flexibility is achieved with practice.
To gain flexibility, come to position 1 and then repeat all the steps again by pushing your chest more forward. This has to be gradual.
This asana increases your appetite and reduces obesity.
It calms your mind talk and relieves you from mild depression, stress, headache, indigestion, and fatigue. If you are having any high B.P, suffering from problems like infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis, then this asana heals you from all those problems.
People with asthma, diarrhea, and back injury should avoid this asana.