Shashankasan (Rabit pose)

Shashank means rabbit, which is a very peaceful and soft creature. The shape of this asana is like a rabbit. Another meaning of the word is moon; the posture provides coolness like a moon, sub siding anger.

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Sit in vajrasana on your toes. Rest hands on thighs.
   
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While inhaling, raise hands over the head towards the sky.
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While exhaling, bend forward touching the hands and forehead to the floor.
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Retain this position.
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Breathe normally.
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Repeat.
   
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  One Minute to three minutes.
   
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This posture makes high blood pressure normal.
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It calms anger and maintains peace.
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It strengthens the muscles of the legs, thighs and spine.
   


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