Vayunishkasana is an Indian translation for Wind Releasing
Pose. You can learn this asana as below:
Get in the primary pose - Squat down with the legs wide apart.
- Press the knees slowly with your arms.
- Keep the elbows slightly bent.
Now place both the elbows below the foot.
Keep the four fingers under the soles with the thumbs above.
- Keep your eyes open during the entire exercise.
- This is the initial position of exercise.
- Breathe easy and bend your neck forward.
- Hold your breath for a while.
- Slowly raise your buttocks and straighten your knees.
- Allow the neck to remain downward.
- If possible try to touch both the knees with your nose.
Hold out the position for 3 seconds, accentuating the spinal bend.
- However do not strain.
- Exhale out and get back in the initial position.
- This is the final moment and first cycle of exercise.
- Initially repeat this for 8-10 times.
- Inhale when you squat and retain.
- Exhale when you raise the buttocks and retain.
- On the breath.
- Neck stretch in the starting position.
- Spinal bend in the standing position.
- Synchronization of body movement with the breathing.
- Provides flexibility in the thigh muscles and spinal chord.
- Prepares the body for higher stages asanas.
Eradicates the spinal stiffness developed due to the wrong sitting posture.
Balances the pressure between all the vertebrae and joints.
Stretches and tones up all the spinal nerves and dural sheaths.
- Relieves flatulence.
- High blood pressure.
- Waist related pain.
- Cervical spondylitis.
- Post 2nd trimester pregnancy.