Benefits of Asanas – Prone Posture Asanas (Lying on Abdomen)

Makarasana (Crocodile posture)



Benefits: Relaxes the entire body, useful for aliments caused by tensions like hypertension, insomnia etc.


Bhujangasana (Serpent posture)



Benefits: Keeps the spine elastic and strong. Thoracic muscles expand and tone up all the 31 pairs of spinal nerves. It’s good for back aches due to over strain work, neck pain cervical spondilitis, bronchitis, asthma, digestive disorders and reduction of the abdominal fat.
Limitations: Hernia and hypertensive patients should avoid.

Salabhasana (Locust posture)



Benefits: Hips, lumbar region, pelvic, abdominal, thighs, kidneys and leg muscles are toned up. Good for constipation, gastritis, diabetes and lumbago.
Limitations: Persons suffering from urinary tract infection, hernia and hypertension should avoid.


Dhanurasana (Bow Posture)



Benefits: Slims and activates body, muscles that flex the hip joints are toned up, abdominal fat is reduced, good for breathing troubles, back ache, diabetes, gastro-intestinal problems and improves digestion.
Limitations: Hernia and hypertensive patients should avoid.


Ananthasana (one sided)

Benefit:  It stretches and strengthens the spine, muscles in the legs, hamstrings and sides of the chest. It reduces the obesity of the hips and thighs through the stretching action. Promotes better blood circulation in the leg muscles and strengthens the pelvic region and prevents problems like hernia by toning abdominal muscles. Anantasana is very beneficial to people suffering from problems like sciatica, arthritis, hypertension, peptic ulcers and colitis. Regular practice of this asana helps in relieving both physical as well as mental fatigue, also helpful in treating and curing urinary disorders related to the urinary bladder, uterus, prostrate, testis, and ovaries.
It is helpful in treating disorders of the sex glands, beneficial in correcting menstrual disorders and edema of the arms or legs. Ananthasana-one_sided

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