Shashankasana (Rabbit Pose) Steps, Benefits and Precautions

how to do Shashankasana

Shashankasana meaning

The word Shashankasana has been derived from the Sanskrit word Shashank means ‘moon’. Hence, it is named as Moon pose. On the other hand, shash means hare and ank means lap, therefore, it is called as Hare pose or Rabbit pose. Shashankasana imitates Hare pose or Rabbit pose in the final stage, hence named as hare. Shashankasana or moon pose indicates calmness therefore it is one of the best yoga poses to control anger, tension, anxiety, and stress. Rabbit pose has other benefits too including some precautions.

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Stick Yoga Pose (Yastikasana) Steps, Health Benefits and Precautions

Stick Yoga Pose - Yastikasana

What is the meaning of Yastikasana?

The stick pose consists of two Sanskrit words Yastik and Asana. The meaning of Yastik means stick and Asana are indicating a yoga posture. It is one of the important preparatory yoga poses to be practiced before performing the advanced yoga postures in supine (laying on back) and prone (laying on stomach) conditions. It gives stretching to the entire body thus good for stability and strength. Therapeutically, it is effective to relax the tense abdominal muscles, pelvic muscles, and overall provides relaxation to the body. It can also be practiced to tone the body as well as for weight loss. It toned up the entire nervous system and also stretches the muscles and joints of the body. It is beneficial in combating fatigue and stress. Here, we will discuss its easy steps to practice, health benefits and the precautions associated with it. Please Read: Best yoga to fight stress Stick Yoga Pose - Yastikasana

Breathing in stick pose

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