International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Yoga and Meditation | India | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023


A Comprehensive Review of Paschimottanasana: Benefits, Variations, and Scientific Evidence

Siddappa Naragatti [6] | Dr. Vadiraj H. S.


Abstract: Paschimottanasana, also known as the Seated Forward Bend pose, is a fundamental asana in the practice of yoga. This review paper aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of Paschimottanasana, including its benefits, variations, and the scientific evidence supporting its therapeutic effects. The benefits of Paschimottanasana encompass physical, mental, and emotional aspects, such as improved flexibility, increased blood circulation, stress reduction, and stimulation of the digestive system. The paper explores various variations and modifications of Paschimottanasana to cater to different levels of practitioners and address specific needs or limitations. Additionally, the biomechanics and physiological effects of Paschimottanasana are examined, including its impact on the spine, hip flexion, muscle groups, and various body systems. Scientific studies investigating the effects of Paschimottanasana on physical and mental health are reviewed and evaluated for quality and reliability. Safety considerations and contraindications for practicing Paschimottanasana are also discussed. Overall, this review paper provides a comprehensive understanding of Paschimottanasana, offering insights into its benefits, variations, and scientific evidence supporting its therapeutic effects.


Keywords: Paschimottanasana, Scientific Evidence, Benefits, Variations


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,


Pages: 460 - 464


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