is a traditional posture. Its reference is not found in old Yoga-Texts but tradition
is old. In the final position of this Asana, the body resembles the form of a
boat, hence, it is named Naukasana.
- Take supine position with legs together, hands together by the
side of the body, palm resting on the ground.
- Slowly raise your legs
together;simultaneously, raise the head and trunk also, and stop at 45° angle.
- While returning to the original position first place your trunk
and head on the ground.
- Now slowly bring down your legs and hands
and lie on the ground as in the first position.
Benefits and Limitations
- Do not bend legs at the knee.
- Release the Asana before
you get pain in abdominal muscles.
- This Asana is more useful in Diabetese and Dyspepsia.
- Those suffering from hypertension, heart disease an lumbar spondilitis should
not practise it.