Tarasana

While practicing this asana, the body assumes the posture ot a star So it is called Tarasana. For better understanding, three exhibits of three different stages of this asana have been indicated below.

Technique :

  • Stand straight making an angle of 45° between the feet.
  • Keep the arms in front of you.
  • Keep the palms facing each other and stretch the arms in the line with the shoulders.
  • Then keep the palms downwards facing the ground and stretch the arms on the sides in the line with the shoulders as shown in Photo 2.
  • Then bring the arms upwards and keep the palms facing each other.
  • Hold the position for two seconds at each stage.
  • After completing the third stage, bring the body to its original position.
  • Repeat this asana three to four times.
  • With repeated practice, this asana can be practiced six times daily.

Advantages of Tarasana :

  • Tarasana strengthens the lungs and the chest. It is very much beneficial to those who suffer from asthma.
  • It activates the respiratory system.
  • It expands the chest and makes it shapely (symmetrical).
  • The regular practice of this asana helps to increase the height of the body to some extent.

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