Advanced Asanas/ Poses for Meditation

Consciousness Posture (Shivasana)

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The Consciousness Posture (Shivasana) is a variation of the Halasana for those who cannot do the original posture because of some strain in the legs. It has some benefits as Halasana on the physical level and much more effect on the psychic level.

It activates the digestive system as well as the thyroid gland. It aids in the relief of menstrual problems and menopausal symptoms because it strengthens the core muscles as well. It aids in the treatment of gas, indigestion, and constipation. This stretches the spine and shoulders as well. This asana is excellent for toning the Manipura and Vishuddha Cakras. It’s also a good posture for the weakness of the neck.

How to Execute Shivasana:

  1. Assume the posture of Parvatasana/Halasana.
  2. Bend the knees when they reach close to the ears, and let the legs drop down in contact with the floor.
  3. Once the hands are in a prone position on either side of the ear, Interlock the fingers, palms of the hand together and stretch the arms, keeping the base of both hands on the ground.
  4. Hold this pose for 2 minutes
Practice: Consciousness Posture (Shivasana) 3 rounds x 2 minutes, with 20-30 seconds rest in between

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