Yoga Index. Wide-Legged Forward Bend

Prasarita Padottanasana

  • ‘Pad’ refers to Leg/ Foot and ‘Uttan’ to extend – so a stretch of the legs. 
  • An excellent hamstring stretch that can be done by anyone.
  • There are different variations of this Asana with respect to the placement of the hands – either on the hips, floor or interlocked behind your back, stretching the shoulders.