Chandra Namaskar (6)

Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian Pose)

Associated Mantra:

  • "Aum Sudhathraya Namah"
  • Pronunciation: "Om Sue-dah-try-yay Na-mah-hay"
  • Translation:
  • Body Posture:

  • Step forward with the left leg, bending the knee with the foot flat on the floor between the palms.
  • 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.
  • Breathing:

  • 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.
  • Variations:

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

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