Paschimottanasana

Pronounced POSH-ee-moh-tan-AHS-anna

This asana calms the mind and also relives mild depression and stress.
Stretch the muscles of the back and along the back of the legs.
Activates kidney and pancreas function.

Take a look at some points of caution while you do this asana:
1. It is best to avoid this asana if you have asthma or diarrhea.
2. In case you have a back injury, you must make sure to practice this asana only under the guidance of a certified yoga instructor.
3 Pregnant women must avoid practicing this asana.