Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

This is the half bounded lotus west intense stretch. It is a forward bend. Sit on the ground with your legs stretched out in front of you. Bend the left knee and bring it into half lotus pose so the left foot is close to the navel, resting on top of the right thigh.  The left knee rests on the floor. Now reach your right hand upwards and your left hand behind the waist. Then bend the trunk forward from the hips. Try and place the forehead, then mouth then chin on the right knee. Simultaneously, reach for the right foot with your right hand. Stay here breathing easily and after about thirty seconds slowly come out of the pose.

Precaution: Acute knee or back pain.

Benefits: Knees become flexible. Blood is made to flow round the navel and the genital organs. Recommended for persons with rounded and drooping shoulders.

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