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Yoga to combat stress

Prasarita Padottanasana

Prasarita Padottanasana

  • Stand in Tadasana
  • Inhale , place the hands on the waist and spread the legs apart.
  • Tighten the legs by drawing up the knee-caps . Exhale and place the palms on the floor in line with the shoulders between the feet.
  • Inhale and raise the head up keeping the back concave
  • Exhale bend the elbows and rest the crown of the head on the floor, balancing the weight of the body on the legs. Do not throw the body weight on the head. Both feet , palms and your head should be in a straight line.
  • Stay in the pose for half a minute ,breathing evenly and deeply.
  • Inhale , raise the head from the floor and straighten the arms at the elbows , keep the head well up by making the back concave
  • Exhale and stand as in position.
  • Return to Tadasana

"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."