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Dwi hasta bhujasana- two hands and arms posture

By Prana Yoga | In All Yoga Postures, Arm Balancing, Core Strengthening | on April 24, 2014

Dwi means two, hasta means hand, bhuja means arms

Dwi-hasta-bhujasana-two-hands-and-arms-posture

Steps:

  1. Stand with your feet hip width apart.
  2. Exhale, bend forward and bring your arms through the legs, so the backs of your shoulders come behind the knees, hold onto your ankles.
  3. Use your arms and shoulders to wriggle the body further through the legs, slightly straighten the knees and squeeze the torso with the thighs.
  4. Placing the palms on the floor (fingers pointing forwards) outside the feet, with the fingers spread and full palm in contact with the ground.
  5. Take a deep inhale here and with the next controlled exhalation bend your elbows outwards, and squeeze your thighs so that the hips come slightly down, and the weight comes off your feet. The knee will be slightly bent and resting on the upper arms
  6. Stay in the posture for 20 to 30 seconds with normal breathing or for as long is comfortable.
  7. Exhale, bend the elbow lower the body to the floor and relax.

Note: This posture can be done as a preparation for Tittibhasana-Firefly posture

Benefits:

  1. Develops arm muscles
  2. Strengthens the groin
  3. Massages and tones the abdomen and visceral organs
  4. Stimulates the pancreas

Contraindications:

  1. Sciatica, slipped disc,weak back, hernia
  2. Heart problem, high blood pressure
  3. Weak wrist or wrist injuries.

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