Tadasana Paschima Namaskarasana Yoga Pose

About Tadasana Paschima Namaskarasana

Tadasana paschima namaskar is a simple yet advanced shoulder and chest stretch practiced from a standing position. The name comes from the Sanskrit, tadasana, or mountain pose; paschima, meaning “west” and referring to the back of the body; and namaskar, which is a greeting and term of respect.

As the name suggests, tadasana paschima namaskar is a variation of the foundational tadasana, but with the palms touching at the center of the back in an upward prayer position.

In English, tadasana paschima namaskar is most commonly known as reverse prayer pose.

  • Reverse Prayer Pose stretches the shoulder, upper back, joints, and pectoral muscles.
  • If your shoulders start hurting after a light stretch or if you are facing trouble in their movement, then this asana can prove to be very beneficial for you.
  • This asana also releases tension from your shoulders, forearms, wrists, and collarbones area.
  • This yoga asana is very beneficial for your wrists. Actually, doing too much typing or writing work causes pain in the wrist joint. In such a situation, by doing
  • Paschim Namaskar asana, the wrist joints are opened and it gives a lot of relaxation.
  • Paschim Namaskar Asana is very beneficial for neck and back pain. By doing this yoga asana, the tension of the muscles is reduced and gives relief in pain.
  • This yoga pose is beneficial in making your spine, shoulder, and arms flexible.
  • Paschim Namaskar Asana helps in improving body posture as well as reducing stress and calming the mind.
  • People suffering from negative emotions like anger, sadness, anxiety should do ‘Paschim Namaskar Asana’ daily. Research suggests that regular practice of
  • Reverse Prayer Posedown negative emotions.
    Doing this asana helps in promoting digestion and also helps in maintaining your metabolism and energy levels.
  • To come in Reverse prayer pose first you need to stand in Tadasana (Mountain Pose).
  • Relax the shoulders, bring your legs together and keep your feet one inch apart as well as hands hang both sides.
  • Now bend your knees a little and allow your palms together into prayer position (Namaste) in front of your chest. hold the position to flex your wrists.
  • After that flexibility, bring your arms behind your back and then join your palms with your finger pointing downwards. (Do not excess push the chest and ribs)
  • As you inhale, turn the fingertips inwards towards the spine.
  • Ensure that palms are firmly attached to one another and your knees are slightly bent.
  • Now, close your eyes and take a couple of breaths.
  • Hold the final position for as long as you feel needed to feel stretch.
  • To come out of this position, with exhalation, slowly turn the fingertips downward.