Paschima Baddha Hastasana (mountain pose with the arms folded behind the back) – 6 Benefits

What is Paschima Baddha Hastasana (mountain pose with the arms folded behind the back)

  • The Sanskrit words paschima baddha hastasana mean “hands folded at the back.”
  • Baddha means “bound” or “caught.”
  • This asana is an easier version of Tadasana
  • Paschima namaskarasana and helps to prepare you for the regular pose, which calls for greater flexibility and extension of the back and arms.

Benefits of Paschima Baddha Hastasana

  1. Boosts confidence and helps reduce depression
  2. Helps in the treatment of cervical spondylosis
  3. Relieves arthritis of the shoulders, arms, wrists, and fingers
  4. Strengthens the knee joints and
  5. Reduces sciatic pain
  6. Corrects flat feet

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Angina
  • Stress-related headaches
  • Migraines
  • Eye strain
  • Insomnia
  • Low blood pressure
  • Osteoarthritis of the knees
  • Leukorrhea
  • Bulimia
  • if you have a slipped disk, keep your feet apart.
  • if you have a displaced uterus, keep the tips of your big toes together and your heels apart.
  • if you have had polio, or have any problems with your balance, keep your feet at least 10 in (25 cm) apart.
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