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Jathara Parivartasana (Revolved Abdomen Pose)

Method

Step 1: Lie down on your back; adjust your lower back by sliding your hips and tailbone down towards your heels so that lower back is firmly resting on the floor without any gap or arch; your arms are resting sideways on the floor.

Step 2: Exhale, tuck your tummy in and use your core muscles to raise both the legs up in the air; exhale and while exhaling, move both the legs to the right side of the body on the floor; simultaneously, move your head to the left side ; you are trying to hold your toes with the left hand; however, both the hands should be in one line and left hand should not be moving down; hold the posture for half a minute to 1 minute as per your comfort with normal breathing; move the legs and the head in the middle with inhalation and then to the left side with exhalation; hold for equal amount of time.

Benefits

  • Lower back and legs get good stretch; you can feel relieve at the back after holding it for some time; kidneys and pancreas are massaged; removes sluggishness and extra fat from the waist
  • Cures gastric and strengthens intestine.

Contraindications

  • In case you feel any discomfort at the time of raising the legs up, bend your knees slightly and then move it sideways without raising the legs straight up in the air.
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