Yoga Challenge Day 5.

TGIF Forward Fold for Friday!!!!

Todays YO is....  Paschimottana.

Say that 10 times fast!!!

In English --- seated forward fold or bend (potayto / potahto).

Here it is.   

Amazing how what you thought was a simple stretch actually offers so many benefits.

  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression
  • Stretches the spine, shoulders, hamstrings
  • Stimulates the liver, kidneys, ovaries, and uterus
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort
  • Soothes headache and anxiety and reduces fatigue
  • Therapeutic for high blood pressure, infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis
  • Traditional texts say that Paschimottanasana increases appetite, reduces obesity, and cures diseases.

TGIF yoga lovers.  Have a good one.