VIRASANA POSTURE

The word “vira” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “hero” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
•Sit in vajrasana.
•Keep your knees together, slowly slide your feet apart keeping them hip width apart.
•Your toes pointing the wall behind and buttocks on the floor between your feet.
•Keep your spine straight, pull your shoulders slightly behind.
•Keep your palms on your thighs.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Now get your palms beside your body, sit on your heels and relax in vajrasansa.
BENEFITS:
•It helps in stretching thighs, knees, ankles and feet.
•It helps in relieving leg pains.
•It helps in improving digestion.
•It helps in curing flatulence and bloating.
•It helps in alleviating hypertension and asthma.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
•Ankle injuries, Knee injuries, Osteoarthritis of knees.
DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT