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Yoga for Health - Salabhasana


Salabhasana
Yoga for Health - Salabhasana
Salabhasana

Sthiti : Prone posture

Practice

  • Make fists of your palms with the thumbs ticked in and place them under the thighs , with back of the hands towards the ground
  • While inhaling raise both the legs up as far as comfortable without bending the knees
  • Maintain this position for about one minute with normal breathing.
  • Come back to sthiti position while exhaling
  • Relax in Makarasana
Note
  • Pull up the knee caps and squeeze the buttocks to improve the posture.
Benefits
  • Helps to manage sciatica and low ache. Tones up the kidneys and hip muscles . Reduces fat on thighs and buttocks.
Limitations
  • Cardiac and diabetes patients may avoid this posture. Those with lower back pain should be cautious.

"This is a collected article from Sri Swami Vivekananda Yoga research Foundation . Simple yoga books are available at the institute. Our sincere thanks to Dr R Nagarathna and Dr H R Nagendra for sharing the details."
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