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Grivasana – Neck Posture

By Prana Yoga | In All Yoga Postures, Back Bends, Core Strengthening, Inversions | on July 9, 2014

Griva- Neck

This is a strenuous posture. Only people in good, sound health should attempt it.

Grivasana–Neck-Posture

Steps:

  • Lie flat on the back
  • Bend your knees and bring the heel as close to the hips as possible. (Knee and the feet should be slightly separated)
  • Place the palms on either side of the head.
  • Inhale, push down on the hands and the feet and raise the trunk placing the crown of your head on the floor.
  • Cross your arms on the chest. Balance on the head and the feet. This is the final position, hold this for a few seconds breathing normally.
  • To come out of the posture, place your palms on the side of the head and slowly lower down your body with an exhale.

Benefits:

  • Strengthens the neck, back and thighs.
  • Improves the sense of balance.

Contraindications:

  • Neck conditions such as spondylitis, or any neck injury.
  • Arthritis, slipped disc, high blood pressure, coronary diseases, high myopia, serious eye problems, prolapse, hernia.
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