Chandra Namaskar (10)

Shashankasana (Pose of the Moon) / Vajrasana

Associated Mantra:

  • "Aum Tamagnaye Namah"
  • Pronunciation: "Om Tah-mahn-ya-yay Na-mah-hay"
  • Translation:
  • Body Posture:

  • Remain sitting over the heels, with the toes curled against the floor.
  • Raise the body and extend the hands overhead, looking upward.
  • Breathing:

  • Inhale through the nostrils.
  • Mental Focus / Visualization:

  • Muladhara - The 'Root' Chakra, or
  • Manipura - The 'Abdominal' Chakra.
  • Specific Health Benefits:

  • Stretches the arms and expands the chest.
  • Tones the pelvic muscles.
  • Stretches and strengthens the muscles of the feet.
  • Variations:

  • You can remain in the pose for several deep breaths.

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