VIPARITA SHALABASANA

The word “viparita” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “inverted”; “shalaba” meaning “ locust” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”. STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED: •Lie down on your chest with your legs together. •Keep your hands stretched above your head. •Inhaling lift your both legs and hands up to the ceiling keeping your knees straight, your chin on the mat. •Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds). •Exhaling slowly drop your legs down and relax in makarasana. BENEFITS: •It helps in strengthening muscles of chest, shoulders, arms, legs, abdomen and lower back. It helps in stretching the chest. •It helps in improving blood circulation. •It helps in massaging the spine. •It helps in toning the abdomen and lower back. CONTRA-INDICATIONS: •Abdominal injury, Knee injury, Headache, Hypertension and during Pregnancy should avoid this asana.  DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.

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