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Sarvottan (Stretching While Lying)

Technique

Lie straight on the floor. Fix fingers of the hands in shape of a comb and stretch the arms towards the head. Stretch the whole body for a minute and then bring back the arms and relax. Repeat thrice. Breathing may be normal throughout.

 

Benefits

  • Makes body more active.
  • Helps in breathing.
  • Benefits bowel function.
  • Removes defects in legs and back.

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Vrishchik Asana

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Technique

Put your arms on the floor. Lift whole of your body backwards with the support of your elbows in such a way that your feet touch your head. Take support of a partner or a wall in the beginning. Raise the head upwards.

 

Benefits

  • Extremely useful pose for the arms, chest, neck and legs.
  • Good for the abdomen.
  • Imparts fresh vitality to the body and strength to the arms.

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Vriksh Asana

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Technique

Stand in Shirsh Asana pose and lift your body on the palms of your hands. Take support of a wall till you learn to balance.

 

Benefits

  • Imparts strength to the arms.
  • Removes wind troubles.
  • Useful for ‘Brahmacharya’.
  • Makes the body strong.

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Urdhva-Padm Asana

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Technique

First stand in the Shirsh Asana and then fold the legs in the Padm Asana pose. Unfold the legs before you bring them back down.

 

Benefits

  • Stimulates blood circulation.
  • Useful in curing cough and wind troubles.
  • Keeps the body healthy and removes the leg deformities and knee-troubles.
  • Increases the life expectancy and cures the early graying of the hair.
  • Also cures arthritis and improves the vision.

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Shirsh Asana

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Technique

Put your hands below your head and try to lift your whole body on your head. Lie down in Shav Asana (rest position) after it for sometime.

Precautions: Avoid too much pressure on the head. Avoid doing this asana if the eyes turn red after this position.

 

Benefits

  • Stimulates blood circulation & richer blood supply is diverted to the brain, nervous system, sense organs & to the endocrine gland.
  • Very useful in cough and wind troubles.
  • Makes the mind sharp.
  • Prevents the early graying of the hair.
  • Increases the life expectancy.
  • Cures the pain in the joints and upgrades the eyesight.

 

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Matsyendr Asana

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Technique

Fold your right leg and put the right foot over the left thigh. Lift your left leg and put the left foot near the right knee. Coil the right arm around the left knee and hold the left foot. Look in the direction of your left shoulder. Repeat on both the sides by changing the position of legs. 

 

Benefits

  • Exercises the chest, neck and stomach.
  • Adds to the elasticity of the spine and legs.
  • Cures stomach and spinal disorders.
  • Reduces the enlarged abdomen.

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Dvi-Pada-Shir Asana

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Technique

Sit with your feet placed along with your ears. Fold your hands. For practice, the feet may be placed on the neck turn by turn till you succeed in doing it with both the legs together.

 

Benefits

  • Gives strength and agility to thigh-joints.
  • Adds vitality to neck and backbone.
  • Beneficial for the abdomen.

 

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Mayur Asana

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Technique

Lie down with your palms on the ground and stomach balanced on your elbows. Try to lift the whole body on your elbows. The elbows should touch the naval. Keep fingers apart.

 

Benefits

  • Relieves constipation.
  • Augments the digestive power and cures stomach disorders.
  • Strengthens hands and arms.

 

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Garbh Asana

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Technique

After sitting in Padam Asana, take out your arms amidst the legs and hold your ears with the fingers. You will be able to balance yourself by practice & mental effort. 

 

Benefits

  • Useful for the spine, arms, chest & abdomen.
  • Tones up the nervous system.
  • Improves the appetite.
  • Cures constipation and other problems related to respiratory system.

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Kukkut Asana

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Technique

Sit in the posture of Padam Asana. Take out arms from between the legs. Raise the body as much as you can with your palms on the ground and stay up to your capacity.

 

Benefits

  • Very useful exercise for Arms, Abdomen, Chest, Shoulders and Legs.
  • Cures constipation and asthma.
  • Improves Appetite.
  • Gives Vigor to the Arms.

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