Krounchasana Posture

The word “krounch” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “heron” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

Steps To Be Followed:

  • Sit with your legs straight and keep them together, your spine straight and hands beside your body.
  • Bend your right and place your right foot besides your right hip, your right calf and thigh together.
  • Now slowly lift your left leg up towards the ceiling making 90 degree angle to the floor.
  • Hold your left foot with your hands.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • Now release your hands and place them beside your body.
  • Drop your left leg on the mat, stretch your right leg and place it beside your left leg and relax.
  • Repeat it on the opposite side.

Benefits:

  • It helps in stretching the back, hips and hamstrings.
  • It helps in stimulating heart and abdominal organs.
  • It helps in relieving flat foot and flatulence.
  • It helps in improving digestion.

Contra-Indications:

Severe knee injury, Ankle injuries, Severe low back pain, Menstruation.

Disclaimer:- Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert