Friday, June 5, 2015

Shashankasana Yoga Benifits and Pose

Benefits of Shashankasana in Hatha Yoga
Shashankasana Yoga Benifits and Pose

Benefits of Shashankasana

  • Muscles: It strengthens the pelvis, rib cage, back, and arms. It provides an intense stretch to the lumbo-sacral spine and the gluteals, arms, back, neck, and shoulders.
  • Joints: It helps in the extension of the neck, arms, and also flexes the knees and hips.
  • Heart: Practicing this pose helps improve the circulation of blood to the scalp, face, and brain. It gives a nice glow to the face.
  • This pose helps in regulating the adrenal glands.
  • When doing this pose, the stomach, spleen and liver are also activated, thus helping in their functioning.
  • The Hare Pose is also beneficial for the reproductive organs.
  • In addition, the pose is said to massage all the internal organs in the abdominal area.
  • Vitalizes the pelvis and nerves of the lower back.
  • Helps in seminal weaknesses.
  • Relaxes the whole body and the mind.

Precaution to be taken while doing Shashankasana

  • Place your fist one over the other between forehead and floor if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma or dizziness.


  • Lumbago
  • Arthritis of the knee, ankle.

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