Chakrasana – We usually bend forward throughout the day in all of our daily activities. This results in numerous spinal deformities. When we arch our spine backward, we remove all of those flaws.
In Sanskrit, chakr’ means “wheel.” The body is arched backward and resembles a wheel in this posture, hence the name.
There are only a few asanas that specifically benefit the abdomen and spine. Chakrasana, on the other hand, exercises several parts of the body at the same time. It improves the strength of the sole, ankles, muscles, knees, thighs, waist, back, abdomen, lungs, shoulders, arms, wrists, palms, and brain.
However, it is especially effective at strengthening and reselling the spinal columns. Since the vertebrae of the spinal column have a small space between them. When we bend backward in this asana, we connect with one another.
Lie on your back. Bend the legs and bring the heels up to the buttocks, leaving a small space between the feet.
Bend both hands under the shoulder and place them in such a way that the palms are on the ground and the fingers are pointing towards the feet.
Lift the back, neck, and head to the maximum by inhaling and applying pressure to the hands and feet.
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Normalize your breathing and hold this position for a few moments. Slowly exhale and return. Relax your entire body.
Manipura Chakra is the Chakra of Concentration.
Instructions for Chakrasana
The most important thing to remember here is that heels should not be raised. Raise the trunk to its full capacity to shape the body into a chakra or a wheel.
Keep the hands and heels firmly planted on the ground and allow no movement while returning; keep the head straight. Slowly lower the shoulders and then the trunk to the ground.
Beginners should practice this asana slowly at first, then gradually increase their practice.
Young boys and girls who want to keep their youthful energy must practice this asana and reap its benefits.
This asana should be avoided by people with heart disease or high blood pressure.
- The flexibility of the spine improves blood circulation in the body and tones the nervous system.
- The abdominal organs and lungs are flexible and healthy due to the powerful backward bending. It also treats menstrual disorders in women as well as the uterus.
- The brain’s blood supply improves, and many known and unknown ailments, such as headaches and migraines, are cured.
- This asana relieves pain in the lumbar region, slipped disc, and cervical spondylitis. However, patients with these diseases should practice this asana under the supervision of a qualified Yoga Teacher.
- It prevents bone rigidity, and the practice of asana prevents sudden obstruction in any coronary vessel.
- Physical weakness is eliminated. Shivering in the hands and feet stops, and the paralysis is resolved.
Disease Treatment with Chakarasana
- Back Pain
- Menstrual Disorder
- Slip disc
- Shivering in hands
- Erectile Dysfunction
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