Purposes and Benefits:

  • Stretches both sides of body and revitalizes it
  • Improves every joint, muscle, tendon, and internal organ
  • Opens and increases flexibility of hip joints
  • Provides cardiovascular exercise
  • Reduces saddle bags
  • Helps kidneys, thyroid glands, and adrenal glands
  • Opens shoulder joint and alleviates frozen shoulder
  • Strengthens and tones buttocks and legs
  • Aids in regulating hormonal levels
  • Works all muscle groups simultaneously
  • Finally, this Bikram Yoga pose Mitigates effects of appendicitis, colitis, spondylitis, constipation, low blood pressure, and menstrual disorders

How to Do:

  • Stretch one arm up and other one down
  • Touch chin exactly to shoulder
  • Keep shoulders down
  • Push both hips toward mirror
  • Touch lowered fingers between 1st toe and 2nd toe
  • Keep torso flat and in a straight line as you stretch arm toward ceiling
  • Avoid letting rib cage stick out
  • Remember to breathe while engaging in positive thoughts and emotions
  • Keep hips down, sit down, and prevent hips from moving up