Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Shashankasan (The Moon Pose)

  • Sit down with your legs outstretched and joined together in front; keeping the back erect, place your palms on the floor behind the buttocks, with the fingers pointing backward, i.e. Dandasan.
  • Slowly come into Vajrasan (See page 113) and rest your palms on the thighs.
  • Inhale (Radhey); raise your arms up above the head; straighten the trunk, head, and arms; turn the palms forward.
  • Now, while exhaling (Krishna), gently lean forward from the hips until the hands and forehead reach the floor.
  • Slightly flex your elbows and let them rest on the floor so that the whole body rests completely.
  • Be in this posture for as long as possible with slow and even breathing.
  • Ultimately, come back to the base position.
  • On the movements and the breaths synchronized with them
  • On feeling relaxation on the stretched and contracted parts of your body
  • On always remembering “Radhey Krishna” along with breaths
  • This tension relieving asan, Shashankasan, helps maintain a healthy body and sound mind by toning the spinal nerves, sciatic nerves, and the pelvic muscles. 
  • It corrects the position of the vertebral disc.
  • Besides, it superbly assists in the functioning of the adrenal glands.
  • It helps eliminate the disorder of the reproductive organs.
  • If practiced continually, constipation is eradicated within a short duration. 
  • If one performs Ujjayi Pranayam in the final position, it yields an excellent soothing effect to the brain.
  • People with high blood pressure and slipped-disc should not do this asan.

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