Stambhan Asana

By on June 3, 2018

Exercise-116: Stambhan asana (The posture of retention)

  • This asana is practiced by two persons together. Both lie on their backs with the crown of their heads in contact.
  • They stretch both arms sideways and hold each others’ hands at arms length.
  • The arms are tensed and the heads press each other.
  • One person raises his legs to a vertical position.
  • After a few seconds he lowers the legs and then raises them again, this time horizontally over his partner’s head.
  • After a few seconds he lowers the legs and relaxes.
  • Each person should practice a maximum of 5 times.

Breathing-

  • Inhale while in supine position.
  • Retain while raising, holding and lowering the legs.
  • Exhale when again supine.
  • The breathing pattern is identical for both persons.



 

 

The first stage where the legs are raised vertically may be practiced simultaneously by both persons.
Limitations-
Should not be practiced by any infirm person.
Benefits-

  • This asana strengthens the arm and back muscles.
  • It provides abdominal stimulation which activates intestinal peristalsis.

 

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