Amidst the pandemic, many people have turned to yoga which is considered extremely beneficial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Looks like Shama Sikander agrees as the actor recently posted a series of pictures doing various yoga postures. She effortlessly did yoga poses and gave her fans some serious fitness inspiration.
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What caught our attention was the Paschim Namaskar asana or the reverse prayer yoga pose that the actor was seen doing in the pictures. Paschim Namaskar Asana is a wonderful way to stretch your wrists, forearms and shoulders, especially for people with desk jobs. It is most commonly done in yoga as a warm-up stretch, but it can be done at any time of the day. In my opinion, everyone should learn and include it in their warm-up for any activity like running, swimming, gymming, cycling etc.
Here’s How You Can Do Paschim Namaskar Asana
Stand on a yoga mat or on the floor. Bring your feet together and keep your feet an inch apart. Relax your shoulders and let your hands hang by the sides. This is Tadasana or mountain pose. Now start relaxing your shoulders while keeping your knees slightly bent. Begin to raise your arms behind your back. Now proceed to join your palms and keep the fingers facing down. Now, inhale and bend the fingers inwards towards the spine and rotate until your palms are joined together until you point your fingers upwards.
Make sure your knees are slightly bent and your palms are pressed firmly against each other. Stay in this position for about 25-30 seconds. Close your eyes. Now start turning your fingers backwards. Release your hands and bring them back to the side. Now you are back in Tadasana. Take a one minute break and repeat the motion.
It stretches the shoulders, upper back, joints and pectoral muscles. If it is done repeatedly, it has the potential to improve currency.
Helps you breathe better by opening up the chest muscles. Relieves any built-up tension in the muscles around your neck, shoulders and arms.
Experts have suggested that people who are suffering from low blood pressure, hand or shoulder injury should avoid doing this mudra.