What is Intense chest stretch Pose (Parsvottanasana)
This asana gives an intense stretch to your chest. Parsva means “side” or “flank” in Sanskrit, while uttana indicates the great intensity of the final stretch.
Regular practice of Parsvottanasana stimulates and tones the kidneys, an effect you can feel once you are comfortable in the final pose.
Benefits of Intense chest stretch Pose
- Cools the brain and soothes the nerves
- Relieves arthritis of the neck, shoulders, elbows, and wrists
- Strengthens the abdominal organs
- Improves digestion
- Tones the liver and spleen
- Reduces menstrual pain
Contraindications of Parsvottanasana
- High blood pressure
- Cardiac condition
- Abdominal hernia