How to do Samkonasana?
What is Samkonasana? It is made from the combination of ‘Sama” means “Equal”, ‘Kona” means “Right angle”, “Asana” means “Pose”.
The English name is “Right-angle pose”.
Position: Standing Type: Grounding
Spiritual Awareness: Anahat chakra
Physical Awareness: Keeping the spine straight and maintaining balance, moving with breath synchronization.
Dosha Suitability: Vata Introductory Asana: Tadasana
- In Samkonasana, we stand with feet together and arms by the sides.
- Inhale, raise the arms up above the head bending the wrists so that fingers are pointed forward.
- Arch the back pushing the buttocks out a little.
- Exhale and slowly start bending forward at the hips, keeping the legs straight until the back is horizontal, and forms a right angle with the legs.
- Keep the head, neck, and spine in a straight line.
- Hold the breath in the final position.
- Inhale and slowly return to the upright position with the arms, head, and back in a straight line. Exhale while lowering the arms.
- Practice this Samkonasana for 5-10 rounds
Followup Asanas: ArdhaChandrasana, ArdhaChakrasana
- Works on the shoulders and the back directly behind the chest.
- Improves posture.
- Calms the brain.
- Strengthens the arms and shoulders.
- Improves flexibility of the hips.
This asana help to reduce tension
Precautions for Samkonasana:
- Acute lower back pain.
- People with backache should take care to bend from the hips and not from the waist
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