Prenatal Yoga – Parvatasana

 

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Prenatal Yoga – Parvatasana

‘Parvat’ in sanskrit means ‘Mountain’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. Parvatasana means mountain pose. The body is thought to resemble a mountain. There are many mental and physical benefits of parvatasana, including concentration.

How to do Parvatasana?

  1. Sit in Sukhasana, Padmasana  or Varjrasana.
  2. Sit erect, chin parallel to the floor, arms on the sides.
  3. Inhaling raise both your arms upwards and join the palms.
  4. Exhaling return to the start position.

Till When (Pregnant Ladies): Throughout pregnancy.

Benefits Of Parvatasana:

  1. The chest and trunk muscles get strengthened.
  2. Relieves backaches.
  3. Corrects postural defects.
  4. Helps in oxygenation to the body.
  5. It gives natural massage to the heart and lungs.
  6. It helps to relieves all digestive problems.
  7. It helps to strengthen thighs and legs.
  8. It pulls up all the abdominal, pelvic and side muscles.
  9. Reduces extra fat from the waist and back.
  10. It tones the abdominal muscles and hence stimulates the inner organs of the abdomen.
  11. It improves the ability to stay focused.
  12. It stimulates the heart chakra.
  13. Helps in concentration.
  14.  Very good asana for asthma patients.


Contraindications:

  1. Knee problems.
  2. Frozen shoulder.
  3. Severe back problems or injury.
  4. Ankle surgery or injury.
  5. Cervical Spondylitis.

Note: This asana can be practiced by holding of breath, i.e., Inhale 3 counts-  Hold the breath for 6 counts, exhale 3 counts.

*PREGNANT WOMEN, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & CARDIAC PATIENTS  SHOULD NOT hold the breath.

Love & Light to One & All,

Namita Varma Manjrekar.

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