Paśchima means west. Here it implied the back of the whole body. Uttana means intense stretch. In this posture we stretch the posterior body intensely hence the name.
- Sit in Dandāsana
- Inhale, raise the hands upto 1800 Now exhale, and slowly bend forward and hold the feet. Take few deep breaths.
- Exhale, bend completely and rest the stomach and the chest on the legs and the face should be in between the legs and below the knees.
- Hold this posture for about 1 minute.
- Slowly increase the time upto 5minutes.
- Inhale, raise the head up and look straight.
- Release the hands, with further inhalation raise the trunk to the upright position.
- Exhale, lower the arms and relax.
- It gives flexibility to the back.
- This āsana tones the abdominal organs and aids to digestion.
- It removes the sluggishness in the abdominal organs .
- It massages the heart and helps to prevent heart diseases.
- This posture gives vitality.
- The blood supply to the pelvic region and gonad glands will be more.
- It helps to cure impotency.
- This exercise is good for kidney problems.
- It cures effectively constipation and indigestion.