It encourages flexibility of the back and stretches the muscles along the back of the legs.
It strengthens and opens up the neck, shoulders, abs, and back muscles.
How to do
Lie on the back. The arms lie beside the body with the palms facing up.
Inhaling, lift your legs off the floor, raising your legs straight up at a 90-degree angle.
Exhaling, support your hips and back with your hands, lift them off the ground and lower them behind the head till your toes touch the floor.
Your back should be perpendicular to the floor. This may be difficult initially, but make an attempt for a few seconds.
Breathing normally hold the posture as long as comfortable
It can put significant strain on the cervical spine, which does not normally undergo this type of stress, and can cause injury if not performed properly.
It should not be practiced with high blood pressure.
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