Vishnu: Indian god (the preserver), who is generally seen lying on his sides; asana- Pose
Pronounced as- Vish-a-nuh-asanah
How to do Lying-down on Sides (Vishnuasana)
- Roll over to lie down on your right side.
- Support your head high on the right palm with elbow placed firm on the floor.
- Left palm placed on the floor near the chest. If possible, straighten your legs.
- Lift your left leg up and slowly bring it down.
- Repeat about 3 times.
- Now make circles rotating the whole leg from the pelvic joint.
- Do it a few times(5-6 times) in one direction and then on the other.
- Bring your leg down slowly and rest.
- Roll over to lie on the left side.
- Repeat the entire sequence.
- Lie down on your back and relax.
Benefits of the Lying-down on Sides (Vishnuasana)
Stretches the pelvic joints.
Contraindications of the Lying-down on Sides (Vishnuasana)
If you have had an abdominal or pelvic surgery this pose should not be done.
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