This is the Prasarita Padottanasana pose or Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend. My yoga buddy M snapped my pic at yesterday's ashtanga sesh.
Many benefits of inversions—especially bathing the poor old tired brain with freshly oxygenated blood to perk it up—accrue to Prasarita without any weight-bearing stress on the neck. In general, Prasarita is a good warm-up for other wide-stance standing poses...
- Stretches backs of legs and inner groins
- Tones abdominal organs
- Calms the brain and eases fatigue
- Improves circulation
- Hamstring injury
- Groin injury
- Lower back injury (for full pose)
- from http://www.yogajournal.com/basics/2306
This is something I have been wanting to try.. YOGA. I know it has a lot of benefits for our well-being, now that I'm over 30, I would want to be fit and stress-free before I reach 40. :)ReplyDelete
sounds lik a good plan! in my opinion, i derive more benefits doing yoga than working out in a gym :)Delete
Ang galing! I did that stunt when I was very young with my playmates :) Is hot yoga also available in the gym you go to?ReplyDelete
it's good to do once in a while for its benefits and also to retain some flexibility... no there's no hot yoga in the studio i go to. :) i'm waiting for anti-gravity yoga to be introduced here in cebu.ReplyDelete