Sunday, May 17, 2009

Strengthen your knees

This asana is called Uktat asana and will help you strengthen your knees, ankles and joints. To perform this asana: - Stand in an erect posture, with parallel legs which are 1 feet apart Inhaling, stretch the hands out to the shoulder level with palms facing the ground and simultaneously raise the heel. Hold this posture for 4 counts Squat down while exhaling in 2 counts keeping the thighs parallel Maintain this position for 4 counts in suspended (without any air) breath Slowly inhale and rise up on heels in 2 counts Do 3-5 rounds Any 1 who has pain in these joints shouldn’t practice this asana. Please consult your yoga instructor before tying this asana.

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