Monday, March 31, 2008

Parvatasana mountain posture

The body is stretched to look like a mountain peak and so it is called the Parvatasana (parvat means mountain in Sanskrit).

Steps by Steps
Relax the body and bring the hands as in position 1 in figure above.
Take the position as in Padmasana.
Straighten the left leg in the knee then straighten right leg.
Get both the legs together, take the sitting posture.

Benefits and Limitations:-
This makes spine flexible.
Visceroptosis and pain in backbone is removed.
It is beneficial in constipation and removes seminal weakness.
Those having complaints of reeling sensation should not practise it.

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