Ardha Vakrasana

 In Ardha Vakrasana, the upper part of the body is twisted and the spine and the back muscles are stretched.

Technique :

  • Sit on the floor with the legs stretched in front, keep the legs parallel to each other.
  • Bend the right leg and place it behind the knee of the left leg.
  • Place the left hand on the left knee. Place the right hand on the waist.
  • Keep the trunk straight. Turn backwards on the waist.
  • Remain in this position for six to eight seconds. Inhale slowly.
  • Revert back to the original position.
  • Practice this asana with the other leg stretched, turning the trunk on the other side.
  • Repeat this asana four to five times daily.

Advantages :

  • This asana affects chiefly the waist and the abdominal organs.
  • It stimulates the spermatozoa glands of men and the Uterinal organs of women.
  • This asana helps in reducing pain in the abdomen and the waist.
  • It cures constipation and other abdominal ailments.



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