Friday, 21 February 2014

Salabhasana

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Salabhasana strengthens the back and improves flexibility in the spinal muscles. The abdominal muscles become stronger, improving digestion. Stiffness is reduced in the neck and shoulders.
Step by Step
1. Lie face down on the floor with the arms beside the trunk, feet together, knees
straight and the toes stretching back.
2. Turn the palms upward. Stretch the arms and raise them so that the hands are
parallel to the floor.
3. Press the sacrum downward and raise the head, chest and legs as high as possible taking care there is no back pain.
4. Extend the trunk forward, the legs and arms backward and lift the chest.
5. Balance on the lower abdomen, look straight ahead and breathe normally.
6. Hold the pose for 20-30 seconds and then release and lower the chest, head and legs.
Focus In everyday life we are continually bending forwards,but have little reason to bend backwards.Back bends help to extend the heart muscles, stretch the front side of the lungs and maintain flexibility in the respiratory muscles, thereby increasing lung capacity. They are also useful for nourishing and toning the abdominal organs and stimulating the adrenal glands.

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