Anantasana- Sleeping Vishnu Pose

Yoga Exercises > Yoga Asanas or Poses > Anantasana - Sleeping Vishnu Pose

"Ananta" is another name for Vishnu. This pose reflects the sleeping pose of Vishnu on his serpent.

Anantasana
 

 

Sequence:

  1. Lie down on the floor on your back, legs extended and hands by the side.
  2. Turn to the left, fold your left hand at the elbow.
  3. Place the elbow on the ground.
  4. Raise your head and support it with the left palm.
  5. Place your right hand in front of the chest.
  6. Breathe normally.
  7. Fold the right leg at the knee and place the toes of right foot on the upper left thigh.
  8. Keep the right leg straight so that the knee is pointing up..
  9. Hold the big toe of the right leg with your right hand.
  10. Breathing normally, hold this posture for about a minute
  11. Release the right leg and slowly return to supine position.
  12. Turn on the other side and repeat by alternating legs.
 

 

Benefits:

  • Anantasana can improve blood circulation.
  • This yoga pose helps stretch hamstring and calves.
 
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