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Cures and prevents sciatica by stretching and strengthening the sciatic nerves and the tendons of the legs. It helps the functioning of most of the internal abdominal organs, especially the small and large intestine and gives you added flexibility in the pelvis, ankles, and hip joints, and especially in the last five vertebrae of the spine. This posture is very good for depression, loss of memory, constipation, abdominal obesity and helps with diabetes and hyperacidity.
3 Tips for Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose
- This pose is very difficult if you have tight hamstrings and lower back but the only way to improve is to practice everyday and let your muscles open up gradually. If you are really struggling to grab underneath your feet you might have to start by putting your hands on the floor In front of you and work on straightening your legs first.
- It is very important to get in touch with contracting your thigh muscles when your legs are straight because contracted thigh muscles will relax hamstrings.
- If you are very flexible please make sure your body weight is forward towards your toes and not back in your heals or your risk over stretching your hamstrings.