CHANDIGARH,27.09.20-This is a forwarded bending Asna and therefore must be followed by a backward bending asna. It looks very simple but is not an easy asna for the beginners and therefore it should be performed very carefully without straining the body.
STEPS
Sit in Padamasna and close the eyes. Relax the body for some time, breathing normally.
Hold one wrist behind the back with the other hand and inhale deeply.
While exhaling ,bend forward , keeping the spine straight.
Ring the forehead to the floor or as close as possible. Relax the whole body in the initial position, breathing slowly and deeply.Be aware of the pressure of the heels on the abdomen.
Stay in the final position for as long as comfortable.
DO NOT STRAIN the back, ankles, knees or thighs by forcing the body into the posture or staying in it for too long.
Slowly return to the starting position.
Repeat the posture with the legs crossed the other way.
BREATHING PATTERN
Inhale slowly and deeply in the starting position. Exhale while bending forward.
Breathe deeply and slowly in the find position.
Inhale while returning to starting position.
PHYSICAL AWARENESS on the back, abdomen or breathing and SPIRITUAL on MANIPURA chakra.
CATIONS
Those with serious eye, back or heart conditions or those with high BP, or early post operative or post delivery period should not attempt.
BENEFITS
This is an excellent Asna for massaging the abdominal organs, removing constipation and Indigestion . It stretches the back, freeing the spinal nerves which emerge from the spaces between the vertebrae, thus contributing to good general health. It is also used to awaken MANIPURA chakra.
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