Prasarita means “separate”, Pada “foot”. Prasarita Padottanasana – Separate standing clamp stretches the hamstrings widens the groin. The arch of the foot is raised and blood flow to the chest increases. It is a good alternative to Sirshasana.
- Begin standing in Tadasana . Breathe normally. Take a side step to separate your feet more than a meter. Breathe in and raise your arms above your head.
- Exhale and slowly lean forward from the hips with your back straight and looking straight ahead. Rest briefly with your hips bent at a 90 degree angle.
- Exhale again and lower your head further, relaxing your neck. Place the palms of your hands on the ground in front of your feet. Breath deeply.
- Hold for 30 seconds. Bring your feet closer together, breathe in, and return to standing position. Bring your legs together.
- Tones the legs and abdomen
- Improves blood circulation
- Relaxes the brain
Do not perform this asana if you have the following injuries or ailments;
- Back Problems: Avoid full forward lean.