CHANDIGARH,30.09.20-KAUVA CHALASANA is a beginners’ level pose that is performed in sitting position. It is very simple asna and quite helpful in preparing the legs for meditation asna. The can be easily performed by small children also.
STEPS
Squat with the feet apart and the buttocks above the heels. Place the palms of the hands on the knees.
Take small steps in the squatting position.
Try to keep the knees fixed so that the buttocks are not moved away from the heels. Walk either on the toes or on the soles of the feet, whichever is difficult.
As you take one step bring the opposite knee to the floor.
Take as many steps as possible - upto 50 and then relax in Shavasana.
Breathe normally throughout.
AWARENESS should be on smoothness of movement while walking and on effects of asna on the lower back, hips, knees and ankles at the time of relaxing in Shavasana.
CAUTIONS
Those suffering from disorders of knees, ankles or toes should not attempt it.
BENEFITS
It prepares the legs for meditation asnas.
It improves blood circulation in the legs.
It also helps to remove constipation.
It strengthens arms, wrists and upper back.
It improves balances and deepens concentration and focus, while opening hips and groins.
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Dr M K VIRMANI
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