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Knees to chest pose - Apanasana

***Apanasana opens Sacral (2nd) Chakra***

Rocking Variation stimulates Kundilini along spine, also stimulates Heart (4th) and Throat (5th) Chakras

Lie on back with arms to the sides of body, bend knees and pull feet up toward genital area as far as comfortable - allow knees to fall out to sides, stretching inside of thighs. Bring knees together up toward chest in Apanasana position. gently push lower back into the floor/ground, bring knees close to chest.

Variation includes rocking back and forth along spine - visualize bow on rocking chair - rock slowly in controlled manner feeling the floor massage each vertabrae.

Benefits include:

-strengthens lower back

-relieves back pain

-promotes elasticity in thigh muscles

-relieves problems related to uterus, ovaries, menstral

-stimulates female sexuality

-rocking variation promotes balance

 

Revised: 12/27/2010

Bibliography

Buddhist Doctrines

***CAUTION: please consult with your doctor before beginning a new Yoga exercise program***

Colleen Rawn-Boicey

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