Yogic Asanas----Hastapada Shirshasana
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Yoga Positions and Yoga Poses - Hastapada Shirshasana

Hastapada Shirshasana Benefits: This asana is extremely beneficial for the digestive system. It increases the spinal flexibility. The whole body becomes flexible and supple. The face becomes bright and radiant.

Caution: This is a very difficult asana and should only be attempted in the advanced stages of yogic practice.

Yoga Positions and Yoga Poses - Hastapada Shirshasana Technique:

  1. Lie down on the seat with the face down, with arms and legs stretched out.
  2. Bend the legs at the knees and raise the feet towards the head, raising the thighs in the process.
  3. Hold the toes with the hands.
  4. With the hands exert a steady pressure on the feet and pull them towards the head.
  5. In the final pose the feet should touch the head and hands should touch the face.
  6. The head is bent backwards to touch the back.
  7. Maintain the posture for not more than five minutes, with an initial start of thirty seconds.
  8. While coming to normal position rest the entire body on the navel for sometime.
  9. In the final posture for maximum benefit, pranayama can be performed. Perform poorak while stretching the body. Perform kumbhak when the body is fully stretched. And while coming to normal position after the asana, while resting the body on the navel, perform rechak.

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