Of all the human body organs, reproductive organs form one of the most important parts.
But the sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy food habits, increasing pollution levels are causing a bad effect on the reproductive organs as well. Increasing infertility has been one of its results in the recent times.
This is affecting both men and women. Once they are diagnosed with problems related to reproductive organs, they start off with several fertility treatments.
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Currently there are several medications available over the counter, which of course are administered under strict prescriptions from a doctor. Meanwhile, people are also resorting to various physical exercises as well.
Among all the treatment options available, yoga is said to have the best treatment measures. Also it provides a permanent cure without much side effects. Parsvottanasana is one of the best yoga asanas for stimulating reproductive organs.
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The word Parsvottanasana comes from the Sanskrit word 'Parsva' which means side, 'Uttana' which means intense stretch and 'Asana' which means pose.
It is always best to practice Parsvottanasana in the morning. However, for those who do not have time in the morning can also do it in the evening, but they need to see to it that there is a good six hour gap after a meal. Have a look at the step-wise procedure to perform Parsvottanasana.
Step-by-step Procedure To Perform Parsvottanasana:
1. Stand straight. Place your hands on the hip with one leg forward and the other leg behind.
2. Stretch your legs properly.
3. Fold the torso that is in the front. The torso should be parallel to the floor. Take a deep breath.
4. When the right hip tends to pull you forward, draw it back so that it is in line with the left hip.
5. Hold on to this pose for a few seconds.
6. Lengthen the spine so that the fingertips touch the floor.
7.Slowly get back and place your hands on the hips.
8. With another leg in front repeat the pose.
Other Benefits Of Parsvottanasana:
Helps strengthen the legs.
Helps relax the brain.
Helps improve digestion.
Helps improve the body posture.
Helps stimulate the abdominal organs.
Helps stretch the hips, shoulders, spine and wrists.
People suffering from back injury and high blood pressure should avoid practising Parsvottanasana or perform it under the guidance of a trained yoga expert.