on the balance of the body
3 times with each leg
Stand upright and relaxed with legs together. Transfer the body weight onto the right leg. >Breathing normally place the left foot on the right thigh. Concentrate on a fixed point at some distance in front to maintain balance. >Raise the arms sideways to shoulder height and above the head until the palms touch. >Lower the folded hands to chest height. >Bend forwards slightly and pause in this position. Continue to slowly bend forward, pausing 3 more times, until the upper body is horizontal to the floor. >Slowly come upright and return to starting position. >Repeat exercise with the other leg.
Practice the exercise with eyes closed and concentration on a fixed point within (e.g. on the eyebrow centre).
Improves the ability to concentrate and balance. Has a regulating effect upon the entire nervous system. Strengthens the muscles of the legs and feet.
Avoid this Asana if there is any knee injury.
Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Improve Leg Stability
Asanas and Exercises to Improve Balance