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Your Body – Anjaneyasana

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

Anjaneyasana is every good asana for every human body. It helps in maintaining perfect body posture. It also helps instructing of your arms, shoulder, legs and hips. It also helps in faster blood circulation. Moreover, if you’re including this pose in your daily activity list, you might never have to face any pain in your knees shoulder or abdomen.

Procedure:  Begin the asana by coming into the Adho Mukha Svanasana. Once you are in the pose, exhale and place your right foot in front, just beside your right hand. Make sure your right knee and ankle are in one line. Gently lower the left knee, placing it on the floor, right behind your hips. Inhale, and lift your torso. Then, raise your arms above your head, such that your biceps are next to your ears, and your palms are facing each other. Exhale. Let your hips settle down and forward, such that you feel a good stretch in the frontal region of your leg and the hip flexors. Pull your tailbone towards the ground. Extend your lower back as you engage your spine. Stretch your arms further behind so that your heart is pushed up. Look behind as you move into the mild backbend. Hold the pose for a few seconds. You can also raise the knee of the back leg off the mat to come into a full crescent pose. To release the pose, place your hands back on the mat, and move into the Adho Mukha Svanasana.
Repeat the pose with your left leg forward.

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