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Naukasana

Naukasana:       
 This asana is to be done lying on the back. in this asana the form of the body becomes like a boat. Hence this asana is called naukasana.


  • Original Position :
  1. Lie down on back on a carpet.
  2. Keep hands aside
  3. Keep legs close to each other.
  4. Release the body loose.
  • Method :
  1. Raise both the legs high, so that angle between ground and legs becomes 45(sel).Keep both the legs together. Take care that legs do not bend from knees.
  2. In the same way raise the upper part of the body i.e. back, head and hands all together. Raise this part also high at an angle of 45(sel) Keep both the hands in the direction of legs.Keep your sight towards big toes of both the legs.
  3. The whole body would be balanced by the support of the hip. This is the complete state of Naukasana.
  4. Be in this position for same time. then come to the original position in the reverse order.
  • Points to bear in mind :
  1. Don't give jerks while raising up the part of the body.
  2. Take care that the body may not tremble while holding this asana.
  3. In the beginning perform this asana for few seconds only. By increasing practice, it can be reached up to two minutes.
  4. after maturity in practice hands, legs, back and head can be raised simultaneously.
  • Benefits :
  1. It keep muscles and organs of the stomach healthy.
  2. It increases balance - capacity of the body.
  3. It decreases fat on stomach and hip.
  4. It gives firmness and steadiness to the body.
  5. It keeps the spine healthy and capable.

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