Paschimotanasana derives its name from two Sankrit words, 'Paschima' meaning back or posterior and 'Uttana' meaning stretch out. The posterior or back side of the body is fully stretched in this asana.
Sit in sitting pose with both the legs stretched forward. Toes and heels are together. Place both palms on the knees.
This asana is not advisable for people with heart trouble, back pain and high blood pressure.
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