Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Vakrasan (Twist 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 fold the right leg at the knee and place the foot beside the inner side of the left knee.
  • Inhale (Radhey); while exhaling (Krishna), try to stretch both—the trunk and head—as much as you can; turn the waist rightward and place your left arm around the right knee and grasp the right big toe.
  • Slowly move the right arm backward and place the right palm on the ground.
  • Try to keep your trunk erect as much as you can with a proper twist; simultaneously twist your head rightward and look backward.
  • Hold this position for 15-20 seconds, breathing normally.
  • Slowly unwind your torso and return to Dandasan.
  • Repeat similarly on the other side.
  • Lastly, come into Shithil Dandasan and relax.
  • On the breaths synchronized with the twisting movements of your body parts
  • On the stretches and strains of the spine, neck, legs, and arms
  • On feeling relaxation in the spine, neck, legs, and arms, and spontaneously remembering the Names “Radhey Krishna” while breathing
  • Like other body twisting postures, Vakrasan makes the spine flexible as it is twisted laterally.  
  • It massages the lungs and activates the pancreas.
  • It alleviates constipation, dyspepsia, and diabetes naturally.

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