Tarasana

While practising this asana, the body assumes the posture of a star. So it is called Tarasana. For better understanding, three exhibits of three different stages of this asana have been’ indicated below.

Tarasana

Tarasana

Tarasana

Technique : Stand straight making an angle of 45° between the feet. Keep the arms in front of you. Keep the palms facing each other and stretch the arms in the line with the shoulders. (See Technique 1.) Then keep the palms downwards facing the ground and stretch the arms on the sides in the line with the shoulders as shown in Technique 2. Then bring the arms upwards and keep the palms facing each other. (See Technique 3.) Hold the position for two seconds at each stage. After completing the third stage, bri ng the body to its original position. Repeat this asana three to four times. With repeated practice, this asana can be practised six times daily.

Advantages :

(1) This asana strengthens the lungs and the chest. It is very much beneficial to those who suffer from asthma.
(2) It activates the respiratory system.
(3) It expands the chest and makes it shapely
(symmetrical).
(4) The regular practice of this asana helps to increase the height of the body to some extent.

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