Bhramana asana is an asana like ‘matasyendra asana’. Lying down in the position of ‘shava asana’ and inhaling and exhaling are very beneficial after this asana. There are three conditions of the practice of this asana. Practice of this asana should be done in clean environment by spreading the bed sheet or mat on the floor.
Three conditions and technique of bhramanasana:
Spread a bed sheet or mat on the floor in clean environment and stretch both the legs forwardly. Keep the left leg straight and bend the right leg from the knee and put on the floor in the left side near the knee of left leg. After that, turn left hand from the back side of the waist and pull it towards left side as much as you can pull and keep the palm of left hand on the tiptoe of left foot. After that, turn head, shoulders and back towards right side. Stop breath as much as you can stop. After that, bring the head, shoulders and back in the previous state by exhaling breath. Thus, this activity should be done 2-3 times and after that repeat this activity by changing the position of the hands and legs. This activity should be done 3 times by changing both the legs. Increase 5 seconds in the period of stopping breath till 3-6 minutes. Deep breath is very needful for the practice of this asana for a long time. Take normal breath while coming out from the asana by exhaling breath outside.
After the practice of first technique, stretch both the legs. Thereafter, bend right leg from the knees and put it on the floor near the left knee and then bend left leg from the knee and put it by touching to the hip. Turn right hand from the back side of the waist and bring it in left side and keep the palm open. The left hand should be kept near the tiptoes of right side like before. Now, bring the head, neck and chest in the line of chin and shoulder by turning towards right side and keep on taking deep breath at this time. Stay in this position for ten seconds and make straight to the head, neck and chest. Repeat this asana and take breath normally after coming in the normal condition. This asana should be done by changing the position of both feet.
This asana is like the second bhramanaasana. Only arms’ position is changed in this asana. For the practice of it, come in second position of bhramnasan. Now, bend your left leg from the knee and put near the right knee. Then, bend right leg from the knee and keep it by touching to the hip. Keep your left hand near the tiptoe of the right leg and turn your right hand from the back side of the waist. Thereafter, take deep breath and turn head, shoulder and chest towards the left side slowly by inhaling deep breath and exhaling it. Do this activity 2-3 times. After that, this activity should be done by changing the hands and feet too.
If your hand is not reaching to the tiptoes, stretch it as much as you can. Bind a bandage around the tiptoes in the beginning of practice of this asana try to hold it. You will feel difficulty in the practice of this asana in the beginning but you can do it easily after the practice of some days.
This asana makes the backbone and nervous system flexible and strong. It affects ordinal glands and because of this reason the liver, spleen and kidneys remain disease free. This asana is useful in the treatment of pain caused by leaning shoulder and back and wrong way of sitting. It helps in the treatment of constipation, indigestion and laziness. This asana is also useful for the asthma patients.