Sunday, July 5, 2009


Lie down on a mat, on your back.
Spread your legs so they are shoulder-length apart.
Bend your knees so that your feet are touching your buttocks.
Similarly, bend your elbows so your fingers are touching your shoulders. (Your palms should be inwards, facing your shoulders.
Breathe In. Slowly, using the force of your hands and legs, push yourself up until your body is fully extended in an inverted U. Feel the blood rush to your head, and your lungs expand and fill up with air.
Hold this pose for a few seconds.
Breathe OUT and let yourself down slowly.

Strengthens the liver, pancreas and kidneys.
Strengthens the muscles of the hands and feet.
Increases elasticity of the spinal cord.
Excellent for the heart, as it causes the aorta to stretch
and, it is very good for diabetes.

People with back problems shouldn’t do it and this asana is advised to be practiced under a yoga teacher.

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