Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Urdhva Dhanurasana

Lack of activity
destroys the good condition of every human being,
while movement and methodical physical exercise saves it and preserves it.


The Wheel Pose, Urdhva Chakrasana,

-strengthens the muscles of the abdomen and thighs.
-makes the hips and back supple
-improves memory
-relieve pain of trachea (the bony tube that connects the nose and mouth to the lungs) and larynx (the voice box)

To get the best benefit out of the Wheel pose
-the hips are dropped, instead of pushing upward
-shoulders are not arched upward
-head is resting on the floor
-feet and knees are turned out
-legs are not extended
-hips are rotated outward, spoiling the alignment of the body
-feet are not flat on the floor
-there is no comprehensive arch to the back
-hands are not in line with each other on either side of the head
-arms are not extended

Enjoy your practise and remember to -breathe!

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