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.