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Your Body – Anantasana

We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body. Next in the series is:

Benefits: These are some amazing benefits of Anantasana.

This asana tones the abdominal muscles, therefore improving digestion.

It stretches and strengthens the sides of your torso. The spine as well as the leg muscles becomes more flexible. The hamstrings also get stretched and strengthened. You lose weight in your hips and thighs. There is better circulation in your legs. It also helps in the development of the pelvic region. This asana helps cure hypertension, arthritis, colitis, hypertension, and sciatica.

It helps relieve stress and tension. It also helps cure disorders related to the uterus, urinary bladder, ovaries, and prostate.

Procedure: Lie flat on your mat and gently turn to the left. Steady yourself as you take this position by pressing the outer part of your left foot and your heels firmly into the floor. Raise your right arm over your head. Make sure that your arm is perpendicular to your body. Use your left arm to support your head as you lift it off the floor and support it on your palms.

Bend your right leg at the knee, and reach for your big toe with the right arm. Grab it using the first two fingers and the thumb.

Stay stable for a few seconds as you prepare to maintain balance. Exhale and stretch the right leg towards the ceiling. Stretch as far as you can, ensuring your arm and leg are perfectly straight. Hold this pose for a few seconds. Then, release. Wait for a few moments. Repeat this pose as you turn to your right side, and do it with your left leg for the same amount of time.

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