Energy Block Exercises/Shakti Bandha is good for health

By on May 1, 2015
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ASANAS FOR SHAKTI BANDHA

Energy in the form of prana (life force) is in each and every pore of the body. Under ideal situation this prana should be in a state of free flow. This free flow is restricted by the presence of faulty chemical reactions in the body. This impediment in the flow of this energy causes stiffness, rheumatism and muscular tension. One of the most common malfunctions is the faulty operation of the endocrine system. These asanas for Shakti Bandha eliminate toxins and ensure balance by harmonising the various systems of the body. These asanas also help in removing stiffness and inflexibility from the body.

NAUKA SANCHALANA (ROWING THE BOAT)

NAUKA SANCHALANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise -22: Nauka sanchalana

  • Assume a sitting position with legs outstretched in front.
  • Keeping the legs together, move your arms and upper body in the boat rowing motion.
  • Make circular motions, bending the body forward and backward as much as possible.
  • Repeat 10 times.
  • Repeat the same asana in the opposite direction for 10 times.

Benefit-
The massaging action on the abdominal organs and muscles has an excellent effect on a woman who is up to 3 months pregnant.

CHAKKI CHALANA

CHAKKI CHALANA
Exercise-23: Chakki chalana

  • Stay in the sitting position with legs out stretched in front.
  • Make horizontal circular movements with the arms- keeping them straight and fingers interlocked.
  • Move the body only from the waist.
  • Repeat 10 times each in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction.

Benefit-
Good exercise for pregnant women due to its massaging action on the uterine and abdominal muscles.

PULLING THE ROPE

PULLING THE ROPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise-24: Pulling the rope

  • Assume sitting position.
  • Raise the arms alternatively up and down as though pulling a rope

Benefit-

  • This asana is helpful for strengthening and loosening the arm and shoulder muscles.
  • Helps in developing a firm bust in ladies.

CHOPPING WOOD

CHOPPING WOOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise-25: Chopping wood

  • Assume a sitting position with feet flat on the floor and knees fully bent and separated.
  • Clasp the hands over the head with arms straight.
  • Make chopping motions as if using an axe to chop wood.
  • Inhale while raising the arms above the head.
  • Exhale while bringing both arms dow.
  • Repeat 10-20 times.
  • Initially if squatting is difficult perform the asana from a standing position.

Benefit-
An ideal exercise for the chest and for exercising the sacral and vaginal muscles prior to child birth.

NAMASKARA (THE SALUTATION)

NAMASKARA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise-26: Namaskara

  • Assume a sitting position with feet flat on the floor and knees fully bent and wide apart.
  • Place the hands together in a gesture of prayer.
  • Press elbows against the inner sides of the knees.
    Inhale, lift the head and push knees out as far as possible using elbows to exert pressure.
  • Maintain this position for sometime.
  • Exhale; straighten the arms so that they point horizontally forward.
  • Return to starting position.
  • Repeat 10 times.

Benefits-
This asana has a very positive & powerful effect on the nerves of the thighs, knees, shoulders and arms.

VAYU NISHKASHNA (GAS RELEASING ASANA)

VAYU NISHKASHNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise-27: Vayu nishkashna

  • Assume a squatting pose.
  • Place the fingers under the feet from the inside so that palms are under the arches of the feet- with the elbows pressing against the inner sides of the knees.
  • Exhale, bring the head downward and straighten the legs.
  • Maintain the position for sometime.
  • Return to starting position.
  • Repeat 10 times.

Benefits

  • Helps to release gas from the digestive system.
  • Good for the nerves in the legs, thighs, knees, shoulders and arms.

UDARAKARSHAN ASANA ( ABDOMINAL MASSAGE ASANA

UDARAKARSHAN ASANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise-28: Udarakarshan asana

  • Assume a squatting pose with hands on the knees.
  • Bend left knee to the ground while turning the trunk to the right- as much as possible.
  • Keep the hands on the knees and look over the right shoulder.
  • Return to starting position.
  • Repeat same procedure while turning the body in the opposite direction.
  • Twist the body 10 times in each direction.

Benefits

  • Very useful for people suffering from abdominal ailments because of its compressing and stretching action on the digestive organs and muscles.
  • Relieves constipation.

This asana is also used in shankhaprakashalana.

About Sharat S.

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