Chandra Namaskar (6)
Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian Pose)
"Aum Sudhathraya Namah"
Pronunciation: "Om Sue-dah-try-yay Na-mah-hay"
Step forward with the left leg, bending the knee with the foot flat on the floor between the
The right leg is exended backwards.
Bend backwards, looking up with the arms pointing downwards,
extending the fingers toward the floor.
This is the same as posture number 3, with the leg positions reversed.
Half-way Inhale through the nostrils (complete the inhalation in the following pose).
Mental Focus / Visualization:
Concentrate on Ajna - The 'Third Eye' Chakra.
Relax the pelvic area and firm the buttocks while expanding the chest,
pulling the shoulders downward.
Specific Health Benefits:
Increases flexibility and strength in the legs.
Massages the abdominal organs.
Develops confidence and courage.
You can remain in the pose for several deep breaths.
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