Exercise-85: Prishthasana (The back pose)
- Stand erect with the feet about 12 inches apart.
Raise the arms over the head.
- Slowly bend the trunk backward from the waist, simultaneously bending the legs so that the knees move forward.
- Move the arms to the sides and reach down to grasp the ankles.
- Then bend the head backwards and try to lower the head and back near to the floor.
This is easier if the toes point to the side.
On relaxing the back and maintaining balance.
Not for people with high blood pressure, coronary thrombosis, stomach ulcers or serious back ailments.
- This asana stretches and tones the abdominal muscles and organs.
- It removes stagnant blood from the back and strengthens the legs.
- It stimulates and tones the spinal nerves and develops balance.