Friday, October 14, 2011

Kandharasan (Shoulder Pose)

  • Lie flat on your back with both your legs together and touch the outer sides of the thighs with your palms, i.e. Simple Supine Pose.
  • Gently fold your legs and place your heels near the buttocks.
  • Now, grasp the ankles properly.
  • Then, inhale (Radhey) and raise your back, abdomen, and buttocks.
  • Make sure the chest and navel are lifted as high as possible by pushing the chest up—toward the chin.
  • Ensure the head, shoulders, arms, and the soles of the feet remain on the floor.
  • Stay in the final pose for 15-20 seconds with normal breathing.
  • Exhaling (Krishna), come back to the floor by lowering the back, abdomen, and buttocks carefully.
  • This finishes one round; try this pose for two more rounds.
  • Finally, come into Shavasan and relax.
  • On the bodily movements and breaths synchronized with them
  • On the pressure around your abdominal region, thyroid gland, and the back
  • On spontaneously uttering the Holy Names “Radhey Krishna” in your mind
  • Kandharasan supports the prevention of menstrual disorders, asthma, bronchial, and thyroid conditions. 
  • It also heals backache and helps straighten the “rounded or arched shoulders.”  
  • With a regular practice of this pose, there is improvement on the digestion as it stretches and massages the colon.
  • It helps alleviate stomach and waist pain.
  • People suffering from peptic or duodenal ulcer and abdominal hernia should not attempt it.
  • Also, people with severe eye problems such as glaucoma should avoid it from their daily Yogic exercise(s).

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