Sunday, January 16, 2011

Shashank Asana

                                                                  Shashank Asana
Shashank Asana is an asana which is very beneficial for people who get angry easily and for reducing the agitation of the mind. This pose resembles the hare, hence its name. Staying longer in this pose make you introvert, slows down the breath and mind and makes you introvert.

How to Practice Shashank Asana?
1.Sit in Vajrasana.
2.Inhale and raise you hands slowly above your shoulder.
3.Exhale and slowly bend forward and try to place the head on the floor and resting the hands from elbow onwards on the floor.
4.Stay for 20 to 30 breath counts and then come back to original position slowly with exhalation. If practice for around 5 minutes and more it will be more beneficial. While practicing this pose just concentrate on the breathing.
5.Repeat the pose once more.

Those who are unable to touch the head on the floor should use a pillow or something similar on which they can rest their head.

Benefits of Shashank Asana
1.Activates the Adrenal gland and leads to more adrenaline being secreted when done for a longer duration. If done before the asthma starts and done for more than 10 minutes you can avoid the Asthma attack.
2.Calms the mind hence it is good for Epilepsy, migraine, anger management.
3.Massages the abdominal organs.
4.Good for reducing abdomen fat.

Caution: Avoid this Asana with high blood pressure, glaucoma or dizziness.


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