Shashankasana has a similar calming and cooling effect. The purpose of this pose is to surrender our self in the lap of mother earth. It helps in releasing the tension from neck and upper back and also massages the digestive organs. This is a relaxing asana and it gives psychological and physiological benefits.
Improves the flexibility of the back and pelvic region
Regulates the adrenal glands
Relaxes the nervous system
Massages the abdominal visceral organs
Increases blood supply to the spinal muscles and nerves
Beneficial for both the male and female reproductive organs
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Steps to perform this pose:
Sit in Vajarasana
Raise the arms over the head, keeping the upper arms close to the ears
Breathe out, bend forward from the hips and place the head and palms on the floor
Arms should be shoulder width apart, relaxed and placed on the floor
Hold the breath for a couple of seconds
Inhale and raise the arms and trunk off the floor together
Keep the arms raised over the head and come up into sitting position
Lower the hands and rest in the sitting position
Repeat as and when required
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