Kashtha Takshanasana is an Indian translation for
Wood Chopping exercise. You can learn this asana as below:
Get in the primary position - Squat holding legs somewhat apart.
- Keep the spinal chord and the neck straight
- Maintain some distance between the knees.
Interlock the fingers of both hands and straighten your elbows.
Holding both the hands between the knees place the fist on the floor.
Do not allow the elbows to bend during the entire exercise.
- This is the initial position.
- Just contemplate about axing a tree.
Inhale deep and stretch your hands above the head.
- Fix the eyes on the raised and interlocked hands.
- Exhale with 'haa' sound to expel all the air from lungs.
Simultaneously bring back both the hands quick on the floor as if to chop a tree.
- This is the first cycle.
- Repeat this for fifteen times.
- Recline in Sukhasna pose when the exercise gets over.
One may perform this in Vajrasana or standing pose if squatting down is uncomfortable.
- Inhale when you raise the arms.
- Exhale when you bring the arms down.
- On the breath.
- Hands movement.
- Shoulder stretch.
- Upper back muscles.
- Firms up the breast among women and develops chest muscles for men.
- Relax the pelvic girdle and tones up the pelvic muscles.
Pretty useful for shoulder blade muscles, shoulder joints and upper back muscles..
Quite beneficial for women in the 1st trimester of pregnancy.
Valuable for an asthmatic patient provided 'haa' sound, one keeps mouth shut and exhales out from the nose.
Psychologically quite useful exercise for a depressed person.
- High blood pressure.