This asana is very beneficial to the waist and the abdomen. It is a bit difficult to practise but with continuous and regular practice, one will be able to practise it with ease.


Technique : Lie flat on the back. Raise both the legs up. Now hold the left toe with the left hand and the right toe with the right hand. Then straighten both the legs. Inhale deeply. The head and the waist should be firmly attached to the floor. Remain in this position for about ten seconds and then revert to the original position. In the beginning, practise this asana four times daily. Later, it can be practised six times a day.

Advantages :

(1) This asana cures all the diseases of
the waist.
(2) It is a sure remedy for colic pain.
(3) It strengthens the lungs and the shoulders.
(4) It stimulates the blood circulation in the heart,purifies the blood and prevents heart-troubles.

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