The word “Ashtavakrasana” is derived from Sanskrit word “Ashta” meaning “eight”, “Vakra” meaning “curve” or “bend” and “Asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
Sit with your spine straight and legs stretched infront.
Bend your right knee get it closer to your chest, place your right palm between your legs closer to your groin.
Lift your right foot such that your right calf muscles parallel to the mat and place your right thigh behind your arm.
Your chest should be facing the wall infront and your right elbow slightly bent.
Now lift your left leg and cross your right ankle over your left ankle.
Place your left palm beside your left thigh.
Inhaling lift your buttocks of the mat.
Try to maintain balance , exhaling straighten your legs.
Inhaling bend your elbows and bend forward.
Stuck your abdomen in, tighten your abs.
Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
Now slowly bend your knees, drop your hips on the mat.
Release your legs, lay them straight and relax.
It helps in strengthening the arms and wrists.
It helps in improving digestion.
It helps in improving balance.
It helps in relieving stress and anxiety.
Shoulder, elbow, wrist injuries.
DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.