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The word Sasanka in Sanskrit translates into a rabbit or a hare. As the name suggests, Sasankasana is a Yoga pose in which the posture of rabbit is mimicked. In the final position of the Sasankasana, the body resembles a leaping rabbit.
- Take the Vajrasana pose first.
- Keep the knees on the ground and together, and rest your body on your heels.
- While inhaling, raise both arms with palms facing outwards. Continue raising the arms until their insides touch your ears.
- Start exhaling and at the same time, bend your pelvis and trunk in a forward direction till your arms touch the ground.
- Stretch your palms out as much as possible, with your head facing down.
- Maintain the position as long as it is possible in a comfortable manner.
Technique in pictures/animation
- It massages your heart automatically.
- It cures mental illness, irritability and stress too.
- One who daily perform it, can always be seen jolly and free-minded.
- It gives strength to pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestines.
- It reduces fat from waist, buttocks and thighs.
- It is a good thing for eased digestion.
- It keeps your body flexible and maintains the elasticity of the body.
- Avoid practice of this pose if you suffer from vertigo, slipped disc, high blood pressure, and heart-related problems.
Initial practice notes
- Perform this pose only when you are comfortable doing the Half Headstand.
- When you are coming out of the pose, you should always end with a slow inhalation as it can cause lightheadedness.