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3/26/10

Fitness - Day 5 ~ Supta Pawanmuktasana - gas relieving pose! :)


  1. Lie flat on the back with legs together and straight. Puts arms by side, keep palms down. Keep head, neck and spine aligned.
  2. Bend the right knee and clasp the finger at the shin just below the knee.
  3. Left should be touching ground and to be kept straight through out the practice.
  4. Take a deep inhalation and fill maximum air in the lungs.
  5. Raise the head and shoulder while holding the breath and try to touch right knee with the nose and hold for few seconds. Do not strain.
  6. Now slowly bring your head down while exhaling. Make sure not injure head by hitting it to ground. Bring it down gently.
  7. Return to base position. Relax the body. Once again start with right leg and repeat sequence five times.
  8. Practice with left leg five times.


Breathing

  • Inhale deeply in step 4.
  • Hold in final position when touching knee with nose.
  • Exhale on while bring head downwards to mat.

Benefits

It removes accumulated waste, especially flatulence and offers relief in acidity that comes from excessive toxic condition in the body. It facilitates peristalsis and excretion. It eases the nervous tension that keeps the spine contracted and all the muscles that stiffen with stress, thus helping with emotional cleanup and spinal alignment. It hikes metabolism, which becomes sluggish when body is filled with junk food or mismanaged health. It heals or helps control most degenerative ailments, which are a result of toxic lifestyle mismanagement, such as diabetes, BP, stress, depression and uro-genital disorders.

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I hope that you all are practicing your breathing and adding in each pose everyday. Taking just 10 minutes to take care of your body through this process will help immensely with the physical responses of the cleanse.
Please comment with your feedback - I would love to know how you are doing!!
Do you feel lighter? Are you breather deeper?
Enjoy the connection you are making with your body, mind and spirit!

Namaste ~ Amanda

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"When the breath wonders, the mind is also unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath." Hatha Yoga Pradipika

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