Apanasana – Knees to chest pose
Apanasana consist of two Sanskrit words. Apana means “downward-flowing life force” and Asana means pose.
Apanasana is a classic yoga posture, Knees to chest pose has many benefits. It is very easy to do though. It can be done in the bed right after when you wake up in the morning. Practicing Apanasana is a gentle way to restore proper blood circulation.
Apanasana is very common, Classic and easy to do Pose.
It is the Contrast of Prana. Apana is the body’s force of elimination.
It also referred as wind-relieving pose or Energy freeing Pose.
A step by step guide-
- Extend the legs and arms by lying on your back on a mat or a horizontal surface.
- Bring both knees to the chest while exhale.
- Release your shoulder blades down toward your waist. Broaden across your collar bones.
- Slightly tuck your chin in a position down and keep your face in a centre line of your body by laying down.
- Hold up for some minutes until you feel comfortable with your smooth breath.
- While Exhaling, release your legs and arms, extend and relax for a minute.
- Breathe deeply
- Repeat at least six times. The maximum is your wish.
- When you feel calm. Slowly lower your legs and hands to the floor and get relax.
Benefits of doing this asana:
- Stretches the body.
- Eases Tension in the lower back.
- Easy to do.
- Massage the abdominal organs.
- Improves Blood circulation.
- Reduces bloating.
- Rebalances your energy.
- Reduce the hip fat.
- Relaxes the mind and body
- The Best pose to Relieve Gas.
Precaution and advice:
- A knee to chest pose is a calming and comforting posture. It needs patience to practice for a good fitness.
- If you have any discomfort when doing, place a blanket under your head or neck.
- If it seems difficult to fully flexing the knee, you can use the towel between the thigh and calf
- Do not do this pose if you are recovering from the abdominal surgery or a hernia.
- If you have any Injuries in hip or neck try to take more care or it is more safety to avoid.
- Pregnant ladies must ask a recommendation from a doctor.
- We can do this pose before Savasana to bring more introspective.
- Get a regular practice for better results.