Exercise-103: Moordhasana (The crown-based pose)
- Stand erect with your feet 3 to 4 feet apart.
- Bend the body at the hips and place the hands directly in front of the feet (stage 1).
- Place the crown of the head on the ground between the hands.
- Raise the arms and clasp the hands behind the back.
- Raise the heels and balance on the head and toes (stage 2).
- Maintain this pose up to 1 minute and then replace the hands on the ground.
- Raise the head and return to the erect position.
- After a short rest, repeat 2 or 3 times.
- Retain the breath inside while assuming and returning from the pose.
- Practice normal breathing once balance has been attained.
On respiration and balance.
Not to be performed by persons suffering from high blood pressure or vertigo.
- This asana brings a rich supply of blood to the brain.
- It is a preliminary pose for sirshasana, as it enables the brain to adapt to the influx of blood while the crown become accustomed to
- supporting the weight of the body.