Thursday, June 26, 2008

Anantasana - Yoga Pose

This is a pose named after the sleeping position of Lord Vishnu.

1. Lie down on the back with legs together, straight extended, the toes erect and hands straight and palms resting on the floor to acquire the supine pose.
2. Turn on left side, and place the elbow of the left hand on ground with left palm supporting your head as shown in figure.
3. Keep right hand near your chest on ground, continue normal breathing.
4. Bend right leg at the knee and place the toe on left thigh.
5. Keep right knee steady pointing towards roof, hold index finger of the right leg by right hand.
6. Continue normal breathing.
7. Repeat this for right side with left leg on right thigh.
8. While releasing the pose, slowly bring hands to the normal position and take supine position.

* Practicing of the pose improves balancing capabilities.
* It also stretches the hamstrings and calves, improving blood circulation and also cures any muscle pull.

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