- It tones the leg muscles, ends stiffness in legs and hips, remedies backache and sprains of the neck, develops the chest and strengthens the ankles.
How to do
- Stand straight with both the legs together and hands beside the body
- Slowly raise the hands from sides and join both palms
- Interlink the fingers and change the position of the palms towards the sky
- Raise the chin, look at the hands and lift the heels up
- Stay in that posture comfortably
- Gradually and slowly come back to Sama Stithi and relax Reverse the movement. Do the same to the other side as well.
- If it isn’t possible to comfortably touch the floor with the bottom hand or fingertips, support the palm on a block.
- While bending forward do it slowly and gently so as not to lose balance.
- Keep your arms long and open your chest toward the wall in front of you. Maintain length through both sides of the waist.
- Avoid if you have any recent or chronic injury to the hips, back or shoulders.
- Always work within your own range of limits and abilities. If you have any medical concerns, consult with your doctor before practicing.