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Shalabhasana

Benefits

  • Strengthens the low back and pelvic organs and tones the sciatic nerves, which may help to alleviate backache or mild sciatica
  • Strengthens the heart and the circulatory system
  • Regular practice may help to lower blood pressure
  • Stimulates the autonomic nervous system, especially the parasympathetic (calming) response
  • Massages and tones the liver and other abdominal organs, including the kidneys and adrenal glands
  • Alleviates conditions of the stomach and intestines, and stimulates the appetite

Effects

To Practice:

Contraindications

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy, or after abdominal surgery
  • Those with high blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke should avoid this practice and/or practice only under expert guidance
  • For those with low back pain or sciatica, begin with modifications

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