How to do Sit with your legs outstretched on both the sides. Slowly lean backward and balance your body. Inhale and raise your legs upward, keeping the spine straight. Raise both your arms and hold the fingers of both your legs. While you do this, try and stretch the legs as wide as possible. Hold this position for 15-20 minutes while you breathe slowly. Release and slowly get your arms and legs down.
Donâ€™t do Avoid doing this asana if you have undergone a surgery. Do not perform if you are suffering from heart disease or high blood pressure. Merudandasana opens up your hips and stretches the back of your legs. It helps to tone and strengthen your abdominal organs, especially the liver. It helps to strengthen the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The asana alleviates any pain and stiffness in your upper and middle back and makes it more flexible. This posture promotes the functionality of your glands. It helps to improve your balance and concentration.
Benefits Improves balance, focus and concentration Opens the hips and back of the legs Stimulates the abdominal organs, improving digestion Strengthens the core muscles and back Improves overall flexibility Stretches the spine JANUARY 2017 | WWW.WISHESH.COM