The word “Hanuman” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “Hindu God who resembled a monkey” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
•Sit in vajrasana.
•Now get your right leg forward, your foot resting on the mat, shin bone making 90 degree to the mat and your thigh parallel to the mat.
•In this stage your buttocks are up in the air and your back is curved.
•Now slowly slip your right leg forward such that your right knee is straight and your toes pointing towards the ceiling, heel resting on the floor.
•Move your left leg backward such that your left knee is also straight, your heel pointing upwards and left toe resting on the floor.
•Now your buttocks will be resting on the mat, keep your spine straight inhaling lift your hands above your head and join your palms.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Exhaling drop your hands beside your body.
•Now bend your right knee and get your leg closer to your body, bend your left knee and get it beside your right leg.
•Sit on your heels and relax in vajrasana.
•It helps in relieving sciatica.
•It helps in stretching the thighs, hamstrings and groin.
•It helps in stimulating the abdominal organs.
•It helps in improving the balance.
•It helps in reducing the stress levels.
•Groin or Hamstring injuries, Ankylosing spondylitis, Acute pain in the back
DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.