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Tiriyaka-Paschimottanasana

Alternative Name :-Tiryaka-Paschimotanasana, Cross Back-stretching Posture, Alternate/ Crossed seated forward bend pose, Tiriyak Pashchim Uttan Asan, Tiriyaka Pashchima Uttana Asana, Paschimottana, Paschimotana, Pashchimottanasana

This asana is a type of forward bend with crossed hands. In this asana left hand touches the right foot and vice-versa.

How to start OR How to reach the stretch :-

  • Start with sitting in Dandasana .
  • Bend forward and touch your left foot with right hand.
  • Remain in the position for some time and then do it again with right foot touching by left hand.

How to end OR How to release the stretch :-

  • To release, come back in sitting position and relax.

How it help or Benfits of Tiriyaka-Paschimottanasana:-

  • It stretches the muscles of back and legs.
  • It also makes the back area flexible.

Precaution of Tiriyaka-Paschimottanasana:-

  • Not for the persons who have recent or chronic knee injury.
  • Yoga