Yogamudra, also known as Yogasana, is one of the basic poses in Yoga. It comes from the word yoga, with the Samskrta root word ‘Yuj’ which means “to unite” and ‘mudra’ which means seal. This asana helps alleviate lumbar pain, improves muscle tone, and improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage in the abdomen and pelvic area. It also helps in balancing hormones for women and alleviates menstrual difficulty.
This asana should be practiced by women every day. Persons with lower lumbar injuries should be cautious with this asana.
How to Execute Yogamudra:
- Sit cross-legged on the floor.
- Put your hands behind your back and with your right hand grasp the left wrist.
- Inhale and slowly bend your torso forward, bringing your forehead close to the floor, touching it if possible. Exhale as you lower yourself this way.
- Hold this position and your breath for 8 seconds.
- Slowly rise up, inhaling again until you reach your initial position, and then exhale.