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Your body – Gomukhasana

Written by Editor LU

We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body.

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Benefits: This asana targets your hips and your shoulders – two of the most common sites for chronic pain and tension in the body.

Procedure:

Pose in agnistambhasana (Fire log pose). Slide your knees together in front of you, stacking the right knee directly on top of the left. When aligned sit back in between your feet which should be equidistant from your hips. Support your weight evenly amongst your sitting bones. Now for the upper body, extend your left arm up towards the sky. Then, bring your left hand down to the center of your back. Reach your right arm out to the same side, parallel to the floor. Rotate the arm inward – your thumb will turn first towards the floor – until your palm faces the sky above. Take a deep breath and, as you exhale, sweep your right arm behind and in the hollow of your lower back (as parallel to your spine as is comfortable). Now release your arms, uncross your legs, and repeat Gomukhasana with the left knee on top and left elbow pointing down.

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