Lying-down on sides

Vishnu asana

Vishnu: Indian god (the preserver), who is generally seen lying on his sides; asana- Pose

Pronounced as- Vish-a-nuh-asanah

How to Practice Vishnu Asana (Lying down on sides)

  • 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

Stretches the pelvic joints.

Contraindications and Cautions:

If you have had an abdominal or pelvic surgery this pose should not be done.


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