Introduction : Kandharasana – The Shoulder Pose
The meaning of the sankrit word Kandha means Shoulder and asana stands for Pose. Hence this posture of Yoga is known as Kandharasana or Shoulder Pose. Kandharasana or the Shoulder pose is an pose in which weight of some parts of the body are on the shoulders. Practice the asana for at least 2 to 3 times.
It is pronounced as Kan-dha-ra- asna.
Benefits of Kandharasana – The Shoulder Pose
- This pose is beneficial for treating the versatile circumstances of thyroid glands as there is a lot of blood flow through the thyroid glands.
- It meliorates the digestion process by stretching and rubbing down the abdominal muscle region.
- This asana tone up and strengthened the backbone and remedies back pains.
- It helps oneself in realigning the medulla spine or spinal cord.
- It is an effective pose for respiratory problems like asthma because it opens the lungs.
- The upper thigh and groin is elongated and toned.
- It eliminating rounded shoulders.
- It strengthens and tones the female sex organ or reproductive organ , particularly advisable for female who have a problematic issue of miscarriage.
- Kandharasana is used for the management of menstrual disorderliness, uterus problems, prolapses and various bronchial conditions.
- It is good for remedying stomach and waist pain.
Precaution for Kandharasana – The Shoulder Pose
- Persons suffering from cervix or pain in the neck or hernia should not practice this pose.
- People suffering from peptic or duodenal ulceration, or abdominal herniation should not practice kandharasana.
It is commonly advisable for pregnant women to avoid the practice of this pose at the advance stage of pregnancy.
Steps for Kandharasana – The Shoulder Pose
1. Lie flat on your backbone on the Yoga mat keeping your hands near the body.
2. Bend the legs from the knees portion and aim your feet near your hips.
3. With the help of your both hands hold both the legs near the ankles.
4. Arouse the buttocks and attempt to bring up or lift your body as far as possible
5. Lastly in the final step of the pose try to keep the weight of the body on the shoulders, neck, arms and feet.
6. Remain in the pose as extendable as attainable and then tardily get back to ground while breathing out.