on the whole body
coordinated with the movement and normal breathing in the position
Sit in Padmasana. >Cross the arms behind the back and take hold of the big toe of the right foot with the right hand and the big toe of the left foot with the left hand. >Inhale deeply. >Exhaling bend the upper body forward slowly until the forehead touches the floor. >Breathing normally relax the whole body. >Inhaling return to the starting position.
Counters a rounded back. Strengthens and relaxes the back muscles and opens the chest. Stimulates digestion.
This Asana should not be practiced with injuries of the ankle or knee joints, or during pregnancy.
Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Stretch the Thoracic Spine and Counteract a Rounded Back