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Supta Veerasana (Hero’s pose)

Aug 17, 2016 by Administrator Category: Blog 0 comments

supta-veerasana

Technique

Perform Virasana. Exhale and lower your back torso toward the floor. First lean onto your hands, then your forearms and elbows. Once you are on your elbows, place your hands on the back of the pelvis and release your lower back and upper buttocks by spreading the flesh down toward the tailbone. Then finish reclining, either onto the floor or a support. Stay their for some time 15 to 20 seconds and then come back to virasana.

 

Benefits:

  • Stretches the abdomen, thighs and deep hip flexors (psoas), knees, and ankles
  • Strengthens the arches
  • Relieves tired legs
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieves the symptoms of menstrual pain

 

Limitation:

 

If you have any serious back, knee, or ankle problems, avoid this pose unless you have the assistance of an experienced instructor.