- 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.