The word “Hanumanasana” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Hanuman” 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.