Sasangasana Rabbit Pose
The word “Sasanga” in Sanskrit means rabbit. Hence the posture looks like a rabbit hiding its face due to fear.
Practice of Sasangasana
- Kneel on the mat like Vajrasana asana, hold the heels with the hands,.
- Now exhale slowly, bend the body in front.
- Placed the head between the knee and try to touch the forehead on mat or floor, hold the heels tight , rise the hips up. Try to forward the body as much as possible
- Stay in the position for the 30/40 seconds with normal breathing.
- The soft cloth may be placed under the head if pain feeling.
- Then inhale slowly and go back to starting position. This pose do 3/4 times.
- Maximum extension of the spine increases its mobility and elasticity, and does the same for the back muscles.
- Spines stretching also expedites the feeding of the nervous system with fresh blood and oxygen.
- Rabbit Pose relieves tension in the neck, shoulders and back.
- It helps alleviate colds, sinus problems, and chronic tonsillitis and, through compression of thyroid and parathyroid, rejuvenates those glands as well.
- Rabbit Pose can also be therapeutic for insomnia, diabetes and depression