In India and Tibet this exercise is known as “sarvangasana” or “sailing stance.” I realize it is not as difficult as it might seem and its positive effect on the body is considerable.
Way to go
- Lie on your back with your legs straight and hands at your sides, palms touching the floor.
- Now abodomen contracted muscles and gently lifts legs until they are at a right angle to the body. Hold this position for a few seconds, then lift the bottom of the back and trunk. The palms should touch the ground at all times.
- Then, put your hands on the bottom of the ribs (above the buttocks) holding your body so that only the neck, shoulders and arms to the elbows are on the ground.
- Try to hold this position for several minutes (2 or 3) and return to the home position if looking up from the ground in no time.
Benefits for the body:
- helps to have good posture and maintains the flexibility of the spine;
- improves blood flow to the brain and pelvic area;
- Reduces pressure on the abdominal organs;
- Exercising the muscles of the back and abdomen;
- Reduces accumulation salt in the body;
- have a positive effect on the endocrine and nervous systems;
- provides energy to the body;
- Improves oxygen saturation;
- retains the face and neck in good condition
it is recommended not realize if
- Having an enlarged thyroid gland.
- Suffering a severe heart disease
- Having high blood pressure;
- Suffering from chronic sinusitis;
- Eye infections;
- serious injuries in the neck or back;
- critical days
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