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.
- 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.