Tadasana Paschima Namaskarasana (Mountain pose with hands folded behind the back) – 6 Benefits

What is Tadasana Paschima Namaskarasana (Mountain pose with hands folded behind the back)

  • In this standing asana, the hands are folded at the back in the indian salutation of namaskar or “greeting.”
  • This stretch requires considerable flexibility in the upper body and arms.
  • Practice Paschima Baddha Hastasana until your shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints are sufficiently supple to perform this asana easily.

Benefits of Tadasana Paschima Namaskarasana

  1. Reduces depression
  2. Relieves cervical spondylosis
  3. Increases the flexibility of the upper body, arms, elbows, and wrists
  4. Strengthens the knee joints
  5. Reduces sciatic pain
  6. Corrects flat feet

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Stress-related headaches
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Osteoarthritis of the knees
  • Leukorrhea
  • Bulimia
  • if you have high blood pressure, do not hold the pose for more than 15 seconds.
  • if you have had polio, or are knock-kneed, or have a problem with your balance, keep your feet 8 in (20 cm) apart.
  • if you are prone to backaches, have a slipped disk or a prolapsed uterus, keep your feet together and knees apart.
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