Prasarita means expanded, spread, extended. Pada means a foot. The posture is where the legs are stretched intensely. Parsvottanasana details are provided to you by YogaIQ.
1 . Stand in Tadasana. (Step 1 )
2 . Breath in, place the hands on the waist and spread the legs apart 4 to 5 feet. (Step 2)
3. Stiffen the legs by drawing up the knee-caps. Breath out and place the palms on the floor in line with the shoulders in between the feet. (Step 3)
4. Breath in and raise the head up, keeping the back concave. (Side viewStep 4 and 5)
5. Breath Out, bend the elbows and rest the crown of the head on the floor, Holding the weight of the body on the legs. (Step 6 and Step 7.) Do not throw the body weight on the head. Both feet, both palms and the head should be in a straight line.
6. hold in the posture for half a minute, breathing deeply and steadily.
7. Breath in, raise the head from the floor and straighten the arms at the elbows. Hold the head well up by making the back concave as in step 4 (Step 3)
8. Breath out and stand as in position 2. (Step 2)
9. Jump back to Tadasana. (Step 1)
Prasarita Padottanasana Strengthens and stretches the inner and back legs and the spine.It helps relieve headaches.Daily practice of Prasarita Padottanasana Tones the abdominal organs and Lengthens and strengthens your hamstrings, calves, feet, and spine.It Calms the brain & calms your mind and promotes introspection. Prasarita Padottanasana Relieves mild backache. Prasarita Padottanasana is Yoga For Headaches.