Surya Namaskar (8)
Parvatasana (Mountain Pose)
"Aum Mareechaye Namah"
Pronunciation: "Om Mar-each-eye-yay na-mah-hay"
Translation: "Prostration to Him who posesses rays."
Facing downward, place the palms and the feet flat on the floor while extending the
buttocks upward, like an inverted letter 'V'.
Try to align the arms with the back, bending only at the waist, with the knees straight.
This pose is identical to posture number 5.
Half-way exhale through the nostrils. (Complete the exhale in the following posture.)
Mental Focus / Visualization:
Concentrate on Vishuddha - The 'Throat' Chakra.
Flatten the back, pushing shoulders and chest downward.
Specific Health Benefits:
Stimulates blood circulation to the brain.
Strenghtens the heart.
Releives tension in the neck and shoulders.
Strengthens the arms and wrists.
You can remain in the pose for several deep breaths.
You can use the Bija Mantra: "Om Hreem" as an alternate when practicing more rapidly.
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