Touch your forehead!

Next is Separate Leg Stretching…

Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimotthanasana

Bikram in Separate Leg Stretching pose

Strengthens:

  • Biceps
  • Trapezius
  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Deltoids

Stretches:

  • Hamstrings
  • Entire spine

Stimulates:

  • Adrenal glands
  • Digestive organs

Separate Leg Stretching increases the flexibility of the spine. Helps to relieve depression and memory loss. Balances the nervous system. Good for digestion, hyperacidity, constipation. Helps reduce abdominal obesity. Helps with diabetes. Releases tension in the lower back. Exercises adrenal glands and the reproductive system. 

After the intense one-legged balancing postures, this pose calms the nervous system, stretches the lower back and brings blood to the brain. Separate leg stretching creates 360-degree stretching in the body. It is comparatively easy to stretch the legs in this pose, but it is just as important to work the arms and bring the stretch into the spine.

Says Bikram, “feel the hidden inches of potential stretch unfolding.”

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