VASISTHASANA

The word “vasistha” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “best” or “richest” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.


STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
•Sit in vajrasana.
•Slowly walk forward with your palms, get your legs behind and come up on your palms and heels.
•Keep your legs straight and foot closer to each other.
•Now slowly drop your heels on your right such that the right heel is resting on the mat and the left foot is on the right foot.
•Lift your left hand up and look at your left palm.
•Press your right palm firmly on the mat, your right hand straight.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Now slowly drop your left hand on the mat, come back on your toes.
•Bend your knees, sit on your heels and relax in shashankasana.
•Repeat the posture on the opposite side.


BENEFITS:
•It helps in strengthening wrist, arms, abdomen, legs.
•It helps in improving the balance.
•It helps in stretching the wrists back of the legs.
•It helps in improving concentration.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
•Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder injuries


DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.

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