Animal relaxation pose

Saithalyasana - Animal relaxation pose

  • Sit in the Seated Base Position (Prarambhik Sthiti).
  • Bend the right knee and place the foot on the inside of the left thigh.
  • Bend the left knee and lay the left heel to the outside of the left buttock.
  • Square the torso over the right knee and rest the hands on the right thigh.
  • Straighten the arms above the head and separate them to shoulder width apart.
  • Bend forward over the right knee, lower the forehead and hands to the floor simultaneously.
  • Relax in the forward bend.
  • To release, engage the abdominal muscles and raise the arms, head and torso in one straight line.
  • Once upright, lower the hands to the knee.
  • Practice up to 5 times to the right and up to 5 times to the left.

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