Chandra Namaskar (12)

Pranamasana (Prayer Pose)

Associated Mantra:

  • "Aum Shasankadevaye Namah"
  • Pronunciation: "Om Shah-shanka-day-vah-yay Na-mah-hay"
  • Translation:
  • Body Posture:

  • Stand erect, with both feet flat and palms together at the chest, in the 'prayer position'.
  • Gently firm the thighs, buttocks, pectoral muscles and draw the knee caps upward.
  • Breathing:

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

  • Concentrate on Anahata Chakra - The 'Heart' Chakra.
  • Specific Health Benefits:

  • Promotes balance between both sides of the body.
  • Develops a healthy sense of poise and respect for body and mind.
  • Variations:

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

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