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Chakrasana

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The name comes from the Sanskrit words Chakra meaning "wheel", and Asana meaning "posture". It is a backbend and part of the finishing sequence in the Primary Series of Ashtanga. It gives great flexibility to the spine.

Limitations:

  • Menstruation & Pregnancy
  • High blood pressure
  • Back injuries & slipped disc.
  • Abdominal operation, & hernia                     
  • Hypertension
  • Bad neck
  • Vertigo/Epilepsy

Benefits:

  • Balances the Nervous system
  • Stimulates the Thyroid Glands.
  • Good for asthma, tension headache, migraine.
  • Improves and increases circulation in the heart and head region.
  • Strengthens your legs, abdomen, buttocks, spine, shoulder blades, glutes, hamstrings, lower back, wrists, and arms, back muscles.

Technique:

Lie flat on your back. Bend your knees so that the soles of your feet are on the floor and make sure that feet and knees should be shoulder distance apart. Keep the feet parallel. Take the arms over the head and place the palms under the shoulder blades. ensuring your fingers are well spread and pointed towards your shoulders and elbows pointed upwards. Elbows, knees, palms and feet should be in line. Once you are comfortable, balance your weight on your limbs. Then, press your feet and palms, and by inhaling lift your entire body off the mat. (Lift the shoulders up by straightening the arms). Arch the back well. Tighten the buttocks. Let your head hang gently. Hold for 30 to 180 seconds. Make sure you breathe comfortably. To come back down with control exhalation, bend the elbows. Then, release by bending your arms and legs, and gently lowering your back on the ground. Release the hands and release the legs.

Note: After practicing backbend it should be followed by a forward bend.


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