This pose of yoga brightens the psychic faculties and awakens kundalini sakti, removes all sorts of disease of intestine and stomach, and augments the mental power. It supplies a large quantity of blood to the roots of spinal nerves. The muscles of the abdomen, the rectic muscles and the muscles of the thigh are also toned and nourished well. Obesity or corpulence and habitual chronic constipation, enlargement of the liver and spleen are cured by this asana.
How To Do:
Lie on the back quite flat. slowly raise the legs.
Lift the trunk hips, and legs quite vertically. Support the back with the two hands, one on either side. rest the elbows on the ground. Press the chin against the chest.
Allow the back shoulder portion and neck to touch the ground closet. Do not allow the body to shale or move to and fro. Keep the legs straight.
When the asana is over, bring the legs down very, very slowly with elegance and not with any jerks.
In this Asana the whole weight of the body is thrown on the shoulders. you really stand on the shoulders with the help and support of the elbows.
Retain the breath as long as you can do with comfort, and slowly exhale through the nose.
It stimulates Thyroid & Parathyroid glands.
strengthens Shoulders, arms & spine.
Beneficial in varicose hair fall
regulates sex organs and the pituitary organs.
Relieves weakness, restlessness, laziness and mental drowsiness.
Nourishes brain with more blood.