is believed to open the anahata (heart) chakra, stimulating
self-love, trust, loving-kindness to others and unconditional love. The anahata is responsible for energy flow and blood circulation.
In addition to easing spinal tension,
this pose sequence calms the mind and relieves stress. It is also
- Support emotional balance
- Sharpen the yogi's focus
- Promote the coordination of mind
Although simple, this asana requires precise
body positioning for safety and maximum benefit. The knees should
rest directly under the hips and the hands should be positioned
directly under the shoulders. Yogis with neck or head pain should keep the neck and head in line with the body. For those
with knee or wrist pain, the asana can be practiced while seated
upright in a chair.