Urdhava Paddha Asana


URDHAVA PADDHA ASANA


Introduction:

        This asana should be done after the practice of Shirsha Asana completely. Practice of this asana without the practice of Shirsha Asana may be the cause of sprain or injury in the neck.

 The practice of this asana should be done on a neat and clean, calm and airy place. Spread a mat or bed sheet on the floor and put a cushion for keeping the head to make balance.Method:

        The practice of this asana should be done on a neat and clean, calm and airy place. Spread a mat or bed sheet on the floor and put a cushion for keeping the head to make balance. Now interlock fingers of both the hands together and put them on the cushion. After that, put your head at the middle of both the palms and raise the body up slowly. Make the balance of the body after keeping both the legs straight up. Now bend your legs up and do Padma Asana. Stay in this position as far as it is possible and then return in normal position.

Precaution:

        The practice of this asana should be done after the practice of Shirsha Asana. The blood of the body reaches in the head after the practice of Shirsha Asana. Therefore, the practice of other asanas should be done before the practice of this asana. The practice of Shirsha Asana without the practice of other asana supplies polluted blood in the brain which can be harmful for the brain. Therefore, the practice of Urdhwa Padhda Asana should not be done before the practice of other asanas. The practice of Sarvanga Asana before Urdhwa Padhda Asana or Shirsha Asana is beneficial. Shavasana must be done after the practice of other asanas and Urdhwa Padhda Asana.

Persons, who have been suffering from heart problems, should not do the practice of this asana. A person above 40 years should do practice of this asana carefully. The practice of Shirsha asana should be done in the supervision of any good yoga guru.

Benefits:

        This asana is very important in spiritual point of view. The practice of this asana is helpful in controlling the body. This asana calms the brain and subjugates sense organs. The mind becomes constant by its practice because of which the brain gets benefits of spiritual thoughts. It makes the spinal cord flexible and muscles strong because of which a person remains young for a long time. The practice of this asana is useful in the treatment of alopecia, sperm disorders and nightfall. It makes the mind sharp and shin comes on the face. The face becomes beautiful and the person gets age long. It is also useful in increasing eyesight and making the digestive system strong.

Budha padama asana:

 The practice of this asana should be done on a neat, clean and airy place. For the practice, sit on the floor and bend your right leg and put on the left thigh and left leg on the right thigh. In this position,Method:

        The practice of this asana should be done on a neat, clean and airy place. For the practice, sit on the floor and bend your right leg and put on the left thigh and left leg on the right thigh. In this position, keep the heels of the both legs in the sides by touching to the waist. Bring your right hand behind the back and hold the tiptoes of left leg and hold the tiptoes of right leg by the left hand by bringing behind the back. Make cross mark on the backside by the hands and by the legs on the front side and as if whole body has been tied. Now close your eyes and concentrate between the both eyes. Do the practice of this asana for 2-5 minutes.

Precaution:

        You will feel difficulty in holding the toe or tiptoes of the feet in the beginning of this asana, so this asana should be done slowly.

Benefits:

        The practice of this asana makes the chest broad. This asana normalizes the functions of the thyroid glands and makes it active. It makes the muscles of neck, shoulders, back, thighs and calves flexible. It makes the heart strong and ends body weakness. Pain of knees, shoulders, waist and back is cured by this asana. This asana is also useful in case of fatigue caused by doing excessive physical work.