AKARSHANASANA (ANANTASANA )
Welcome to Ashtanga Yoga Collection Project!
At AYA, we are attempting to demystify any secrets and misgivings about Ashtanga Yoga.
The following article will try to provide comprehensive and neutral information from various subject-matter experts about Ashtanga Yoga Postures and Practices. We have called this 'Ashtanga Yoga Collection' Project. This project aims to become a ready-reckoner and a reference for yoga teachers and enthusiasts training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Although it is not an open forum, we invite participation from Ajarya Teachers as also yoga teachers from all over the world. All your submissions will be reviewed by our panel before they are published online.
- Fixing of the upper and lower limb muscles in constant contracted position reduces the blood flow (peripheral circulation) and turn towards the internal organs (central circulation).
- Mechanical & pressure disturbance of blood flow of blood vessels of limbs. So it is good for the vascular strength and maintenance.
- One side of the spine can be constricted & the other side can be well stretched. This yields the balance of SNS & ANS balance (spinal nerve distribution).
- Fixation of all accessory muscles results Diaphragmatic breathing on one side. So this is good for paradoxical breathing.
- Improves strength of the Pelvic organs. (Functions like maintains the strength of uterus and menstrual cycles in females, production of sperms and voluntary control of ejaculation process in males).
- Enhance the endocrine functions of Thyroid, pancreas, adrenal and Gonads4
- Improves concentration, balance & awareness of whole body3
- Balance between the two sides of the whole body without weight bearing on joints.
- Reduces the abdominal & pelvic pressures and results the balance.
Paradoxical breathing, Dyspnea/ Chest congestion, Low Lung capacity, Lower Back pain, Cervical pain, Shoulder problems, Diabetes, Stroke, piles, Constipation, Incontinence, IBS, Varicose veins, Post natal conditions, Thyroid, and Pancreas disturbances, etc.
Contributors to Akarshanasana Page
- It activates Swadhishtana Chakra
- The Half Moon Posture has been demonstrated by Ms Niharika Raval, who is a part of YogaArchanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Dance
- The Akarshanasana Procedure has been provided by Sri Viral Raval, who is a part of YogaArchanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Yoga
- The limitations and berefits of Akarshanasana have been given by Ms Niharika Raval.
- The Physiology of Ardha Chandrasana has been designed and provided by Dr E Amaravathi, a Master in Phsiotherapy currently pursuing PhD in Yoga
- The Scientific Explanation and Clinical Significance (available only to registered Ajarya teachers) of Akarshanasana been provided by
Dr E Amaravathi,teaching currently at Ajarya Yoga Academy
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