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A Relaxed Variation of Svarga Dvidasana

Published: 26th August 2015 04:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2015 04:44 AM   |  A+A-

Akshar.jpgBENGALURU: How to practise

  •      Stand in samasthiti with mind and body relaxed
  •      Step back with your right leg as you exhale
  •      Left foot facing straight and right foot out to the right 45 degrees
  •      Lift your arms up in line with your shoulders with inhale, parallel to the floor and palms facing down
  •      Align heels of your both feet
  •      Exhale and bend your left knee in a manner so that it does not cross the ankle and left thigh is parallel to floor
  •      Keep right knee straight and press the outer right heel firmly to the floor
  •      Exhale and bring your left arm under left thigh; clasp left wrist with right hand gently pressing your hip forward
  •      Breathing rhythmically, with one more deep exhale bend torso down bringing feet parallel to each other (approx. 2 feet apart)
  •      Try to straighten your knees and twist your torso to the right side, still holding your hands as earlier
  •      Shift your body weight on to the right foot, lift your torso bringing the left foot of-the-floor
  •      Keep right leg strong with even distribution of weight across the foot
  •      Turn your neck to the left and focus your gaze at a particular point
  •      Stay in pose calm and composed for 30 seconds to a minute
  •      On inhalation gently come out of the pose(kick legs and shake hands to relax muscles)
  •      Change the orientation of the feet to other side and repeat on right side

Benefits

  •      Stretches and tones arms, inner thighs, groin, chest, lungs and shoulders
  •      Corrects pain and soreness around sacrum
  •      Strengthens hips, pelvis and quadriceps
  •      Lengthens the hamstring and the calves
  •      Challenges body balance and unlocks emotional mysteries
  •      Builds in confidence and improves memory and concentration

Caution: Avoid asana if you have injuries in pelvis, hips and hamstring.

 

 

Akshar Power Yoga

Academy, #4004, 100 Feet Road Indiranagar

akshar@aksharyoga.com



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