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Your Body -Supta Virasana

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

Benefits: It greatly improves digestion
It strengthens your arches
It stretches your quadriceps
It helps in the treatment of sciatica
It relieves sleeping disorders
Many respiratory ailments can be treated by practicing this posture
It helps people who suffer from high blood pressure
It relieves menstrual pain
It stretches your ankles and also your abdomen
It relaxes tendons, ligaments, and many smaller muscles in the knee
It may be used to cure several medical conditions like Acidity, Arthritis, Asthma, Diarrhea, Gastritis, Headache, High blood pressure, Infertility, Insomnia, Menstrual discomfort, Respiratory ailments, Varicose veins, and many more.

Procedure: Begin in a high kneeling position.
Separate your feet wide enough so that you can sit your hips between them.
Place a block, a bolster, or a folded blanket between your feet and ankles if your hips are away from the floor, or if your knees are under pressure.

Your feet should be just outside your hips, the tops of your feet pressing into the floor, and your toes pointing backwards.
Make sure your knees don’t splay out wider than your hips.

Recline backwards by first walking back onto your hands, then your elbows, and then if it feels comfortable, onto your back.
If you feel discomfort in your knees or lower back, or if your knees lift significantly off of the floor, back out of the pose and come more upright.

For more support, sit on a block or a blanket folded to about the size of a block and support your middle and upper back, neck, and head with a bolster or blankets.

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