Exercise-126: Vatayanasana (The galloping horse pose)

  • Stand erect.
  • Gaze at a fixed point.
  • Bend the left knee and place the left foot on the right thigh, in the half lotus manner.
  • Place the palms together in front of the chest in a prayer gesture.
  • Bend the right leg and slowly lower the body as far as possible.
  • Rest the left knee on the ground.
  • Slowly return to the erect position.
  • After some rest, repeat the movement.

Practice with the arms stretched downward at a 45 degree angle.

  • Inhale while standing on one foot.
  • Retain while lowering and rising.
  • Exhale when erect.
  • Breathe normally in the final pose.

Practice a maximum of 10 times on each leg.
On maintaining balance by gazing at a fixed point.

  • This asana strengthens the leg muscles and relaxes the knee joints.
  • It is excellent for atrophied muscles and gout in the knees.
  • It develops the ability to retain seminal fluid by strengthening the prostate and spermatic muscles and nerves.
  • It reduces hyperacidity of the kidneys, together with over-frequent urination.



Advantages Of Balancing Asanas

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