The word “shash” is derived from Sanskrit meaning “hare”; “ank” meaning “lap” and “asana” meaning “posture”. Thus the word “shashankasana”.
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It helps in relaxing the mind and relieves depression.
It helps in toning of pelvic muscles.
It helps in relieving sciatic pain.
It helps in sexual disorders.
It helps in stretching the upper body.
People suffering from back or knee pain , spine injury, shoulder injury and pregnant women should avoid this asana.