Chandra Namaskar (1):
Hasta Uttanasana (Raised Arms Pose)
"Aum Chandraya Namah"
Pronunciation: "Om Chan-dra-yay Nama-hay"
Extend both arms upwards, pointing the fingers; bend backwards, looking up.
(This posture is the same as posture number 2 in the Sun Salutation.)
Inhale through the nostrils.
Mental Focus / Visualization:
Concentrate on Vishuddha - The 'Throat' Chakra.
Imagine that your body is very strong and flexible - like a tall tree swaying in the breeze.
Specific Health Benefits:
Expands the abdominal viscera and promotes digestion.
Exercises the arm and shoulder muscles and tones the spine.
Expands the lungs and opens the Heart Chakra.
You can remain in the pose for several deep breaths.
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