This yoga posture is usually performed in combination with Marjariasana (cat posture) for a vinyasa (movement) to warm up the spine. If you are combining the postures repeat 10-20 times
Start on your hands and knees in a “tabletop” position, with your fingers and toes pointing away from your body. Make sure the hands are in line with the knees (hip/shoulder width apart).
Adjust your hands so that your wrists, elbows, and shoulders come in one straight line 90° to the floor, and that your hips are directly above your knees.
Inhale, raise the head and open the chest, create a depression in the spine (arching the back). Allow the abdomen to come towards the floor.
Exhale, continue into
Marjaryasana (cat posture), or come back into shashankasana (hare posture).
Stretches the back torso and neck
Provides a gentle massage to the spine and abdominal organs
When combined with
Marjaryasana (cat posture) relieves menstrual cramps
Lower back, knee, or wrist injuries
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