Pasasana Posture

The word “pasa” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “noose”, “tie”, “snare” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

Steps To Be Followed:

  • Sit with your spine straight and legs together.
  • Bend your knees and lift your hips two inches off the mat.
  • Press your feet firmly on the mat.
  • Now get your right hand to cross it over your left knee, left hand behind your back and interlock the fingers.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • Release your hands, sit on your buttocks, stretch your legs and relax.
  • Repeat it on the opposite side.

Benefits:

  • It helps in strengthening the ankles.
  • It helps in stretching spine, groins and thighs.
  • It helps in opening up the chest and shoulders.
  • It helps in stimulating abdominal organs.
  • It helps in improving posture.

Contra-Indications:

Knee injury, lower back injury, herniated disc.

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