Paschim Namaskar, also known as Reverse Prayer Pose, is an asana that involves pressing the palms of your hands together behind your back while in a seated or standing position. In this pose, the hands are placed in a reverse prayer position, with the fingers pointing downwards and the palms pressed together behind the back. This pose is often used to stretch and strengthen the arms, shoulders, and chest, as well as to improve posture and promote relaxation.

Equipment: No equipment

Level: Beginners to advanced

Works on muscles: Arms, Shoulders, Neck

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O’Coach Free Tip

  • Keep your spine straight
  • Try to uplift your arms as much as you can
  • Take deep breaths in between the exercise

How to perform Paschim Namaskar correctly:

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Step 1:

Bring your arms behind your back and then join your palms

Tip: Keep your spine straight and take deep breaths in between the exercise

Step 2:

Try to keep your palms together in a prayer position and repeat this movement a few times

Tip: Try to uplift your arms as much as you can

Boy is doing Paschim Namaskar

5 Reasons to do Paschim Namaskar daily:

Paschim-namaskar asana is a standing chest opener pose which is also known as Reverse Prayer Pose. It involves placing the hands in a prayer position behind the back. It is an upper-body strengthening pose that works specifically on the arms and the abdomen and has various benefits.

  • Relieves back pain
  • Improves body posture
  • Reduces stress and calms the mind
  • Relieves tension in the neck and shoulders
  • Makes the spine, shoulders and arms more flexible

Also Read: 3 Yoga Asanas To Help Back Pain

Why is adding Paschim Namaskar to the routine important?

Paschim Namaskar helps to stretch the chest and shoulders, which can become tight from poor posture or prolonged periods of sitting. By stretching the chest and shoulders, this pose can help improve posture and reduce the risk of back and neck pain. To add Paschim Namaskar to your stretching routine all you need are two simple tools.

Your 2 mins time and The O’Coach app

Adding this quick, 2-minute exercise to your routine with the O’Coach app can help you relieves back pain and improves body posture. We know that for working professionals, it’s hard to manage their workouts during their busy office hours. However, there is no need to worry now!! O’Coach assists you in managing your customized workout routine to perform during your hectic office hours.

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Incorporate a 2- 5 mins Paschim Namaskar into your daily routine with the O’Coach app. To add this workout to your daily routine, you can create your own custom workout routine as per your needs or preferences or simply download the exercise.

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