Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Prasarita Padottanasana(Wide-Legged Forward Bend Pose)

  • This is a forward bend with a wide stance.
  • Step your feet three and a half to four feet apart on an exhale.
  • Now inhale and place your hands on your hips and turn your feet inwards so the toes point forwards.
  • Engage your thigh muscles and make your torso longer.
  • Now exhale and bend forward from the lower back and press into the floor with your palms parallel to your shoulders and your elbows bent.
  • Try and rest the crown of your head on the floor.
  • Stay here, breathing easily for thirty seconds.
  • Then come out of the pose and relax.


  • Shoulder injury
  • Back concerns


  • Stretches the hamstrings, inner thighs, and low back.
  • Builds stability in the feet and legs.
  • Stretches the shoulder joints throughout the range of motion.
  • Relaxes and recharges the mind and body.
  • Stimulates and tones the abdominals.
  • People who cannot do Sirsasana can benefit from this pose, which increases digestive powers.

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