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Supta Padangusthasana Yoga

Author : eric mayars

Staying fit is a not only a dream of every human being but it is also a necessity of life. If you wish to live a healthy and a long life, you have to be healthy. You cannot ignore your health at any cost. If you continuously concentrate on your work and ignore your health at a later point of time in your life, you will have to pay for it in terms of health issues. To stay away from all this it is better that you resort to a healthy life style right from now. Opt for any form of exercise you are comfortable with. However, yoga is the best form of exercise. It is a complete exercise not only for your body but your mind as well. It is a blend of meditation and asanas. Asanas are various body postures that involve various body movements and work on different parts of your body. To learn these different asanas with perfection and ease you can enroll with a yoga retreat or work with a yoga instructor.

There are many asanas in this exercise. This exercise is categorized in many forms for examples, Hatha, Kundalini, Power, Hot, etc and each one of this category there are different asanas. Every asana has different importance and meaning. There is a theory behind every asana. When you understand the benefit of that asana and the actual meaning and effect of it, you develop an interest and belief in it. Out of so many asanas we would discuss on the Supta Padangusthasana which means a 'Reclining Big Toe Pose'.

Steps to practice Supta Padangusthasana

• Lie on the floor with your back touching the ground completely. If you cannot rest your head completely or comfortably on the floor, place a folded blanket below it. While you exhale, bend your left knee and move your thigh towards your torso and close to your belly. Pressing the right front of the right thigh on the floor, try pushing actively with your right heel.

• Around the left foot arch, loop a strap and hold it in both your hands. Inhale and straighten the knee you had folded and move the left heel towards the ceiling. Move your hands along with it, till your elbows are completely straightened. While raising your hands, press your shoulders towards the floor.
• Hold the leg in the vertical position for 1-3 minutes and release it later. Now practice this asana with your other leg.
Practice this asana to release your back and leg muscles. It strengthens your back muscles as you balance on your back and shoulders completely. If you do not have nay idea about this asana, it is advisable to take help from a yoga instructor or enroll in a yoga retreats.

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Eric Mayars is expert in providing information related to Yoga Retreats and other services like Seva and meditation retreats.

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