on balance and the Manipura Chakra
Sit in Padmasana. With the help of the hands slowly come up onto the knees. >Place the hands in front of the body on the floor with the fingers spread and the fingertips pointing forward. Transfer the weight of the body onto the hands. >Slowly raise the buttocks and the legs and place the knees on the elbows. Look to the front. >Slowly return to the starting position.
Initially, practice the Asana three times holding each repetition briefly. After practicing this way for some time begin to extend the practice by holding the posture for a few minutes with normal breathing.
Another way of coming into Padma Bakasana is by means of Vrikshasana. Come into Vrikshasana and bring the legs into lotus position. Transfer the weight onto the hands so that the pressure on the head is relieved. Tilt the head back slightly and lower the knees onto the elbows. Straighten the elbows a little more. Breathing normally concentrate on a fixed point. Slowly return to the starting position.
Helpful in relieving depression. Raises blood pressure and promotes physical as well as spiritual balance. The Asana strengthens the arm, shoulder, and pelvic muscles and stabilises the shoulder, elbow and wrist joints. Regulates function of the pancreas and digestive system.
This Asana should not be practiced with high blood pressure or tendonitis.
Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Activate the Pancreas (for Diabetes)