Naukasana (Boat Pose)

At the time of Naukasana, the shape of the body resembles a boat, so it is called Naukasana.

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Lie down on the stomach.
   
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Stretch your hands forwards and the legs backwards.
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Place a strain on the arms and legs.
3.
Raise them up on front and back.
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Ideally, only the abdomen will touch the ground.
   
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  Practice for three minutes. Increase on half minute per week. Breathe when raising the arms and legs, and then breathe out. Breathe normally while holding the posture.
   
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It maintains muscular activity from the feet to the head.
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It removes disorders of the spine, and sluggishness.
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It improves the function of the lungs.
   
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  Avoid if suffering from slipped disc hernia, or high blood pressure.
   
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