Paschimottanasana (The forward bend - sitting) - Male
Sit straight with your legs stretched out in front. Inhale and stretch both arms up. Now exhale and bend the body forward from the hips and try to reach out and hold the toes. Lower the chest as close as possible to the thighs. Breathe gently and hold the position for thirty seconds to one minute.
To come out of the position inhale and stretch up the hands as in the beginning. Then bring down the hands and relax.
Benefits: Abdominal organs are greatly benefited. Stimulates digestive system and relieves constipation. An ideal exercise for the obese, this asana relieves lower backache.
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