Starting Position:
Sit with legs straight

on the muscles of the back and the legs

coordinated with movement, normal breathing in the position

3 times

Sit with the legs straight and place hands behind the body. The fingers point backwards. >Inhaling raise the upper body and pelvic area. The hands support the body’s weight. Allow the head to hang back relaxed. >Breathing normally remain in this position for as long as comfortable. >Exhaling return to the starting position.

Recommended during pregnancy and also for menstrual and lower abdominal problems. Strengthens the muscles of the legs, hips, pelvis and also the back and arms. Therefore the exercise improves posture and counters a rounded back. Practice of this exercise regulates kidney and thyroid function.

This exercise should not be performed when there is pain in the wrists or elbow joints. Do not drop the head back if there is a cervical spine problem, a hyperactive thyroid, high blood pressure or dizziness.

Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Stretch the Thoracic Spine and Counteract a Rounded Back
Asanas and Exercises to Strengthen the Back
Asanas and Exercises to Improve Circulation and Stimulate the Lower Abdominal Organs
Asanas and Exercises for Menstrual Problems
Asanas and Exercises to Strengthen the Pelvic Muscles
Asanas and Exercises to Strengthen Leg Muscles
Asanas and Exercises to Strengthen the Hip Muscles