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NaMo's yoga pose of the day - Padahastasana or the forward bend

Hastapadotasana or standing forward bend stretches your entire body. It is a great pose to stimulate your digestive organs and improve digestion.

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : July 6, 2015 11:55 AM IST

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PM Narendra Modi, who is already taking the world by storm with his work, has begun educating the word on Yoga -- its importance and the many benefits it has. He will be sharing an asana each day and today's pose is Padahastasana.

Narendra Modi tweeted: Padahastasana, also known as Utt n sana is an important Asana.

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Steps to do this pose:

  • Stand straight with your legs shoulder width apart.
  • Stretch both your hands forward and upward, making sure you feel a stretch up your spine.
  • Now start bending slowly until your palms are touching the floor and your head touches your knees.

For most people touching their hands to the floor might be difficult, so don t fret, keep trying till you start feeling comfortable. Once in this position, breathe normally and hold the asana for as long as you are comfortable.

Tip: Avoid doing this pose if you suffer from spondylitis, high blood pressure or heart disease.

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