Astavakra means eight-crooks. This posture is dedicated to sage Astavakra who was born crooked in eight places because of a curse.
Stand with the feet about shoulder width apart
Bend the knee. Place the right palm on the floor between the feet and the left palm a little in front of the left foot.
Place the right thigh on the right upper arm above the elbow.
Bring the left foot in between the hands and then interlock the feet by placing the left foot on the right ankle.
Balance on the arm and then straighten both legs.
Bend the elbow , lower the trunk and head until they are parallel to the floor. this is the final position.
Straighten the arms and raise the trunk. Release the legs and lower them on the floor.
Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side
Strengthens the arms, wrist arms shoulder
Tones the abdominals and the inner thighs
Improves the sense of balance.
Heart ailment, high blood pressure, back conditions, problem in the hips, carpal tunnel syndrome.
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