Friday, April 3, 2015

Virasana Pose with Benefits

Virasana Pose with Benefits
Virasana Pose

Benefits of Virasana:

  • Stretches the thighs, knees, and ankles.
  • Eases stiffness in the hip joints and groins.
  • Strengthens the arches.
  • Improves digestion and relieves gas.
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.
  • Reduces swelling of the legs during pregnancy (through second trimester).
  • Therapeutic for high blood pressure and asthma.
  • Relieves backache.
  • Reduces the pain of broken, deviated or fused tailbone.
  • Improves circulation in the feet.
  • Relieves calcaneal spur.

Contraindications and cautions:

  • Heart problems.
  • Headache: practice this pose lying back on a bolster.
  • Knee or ankle injury: avoid this pose unless you have the assistance of an experienced instructor.
  • Severe arthritis.

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