|Ugrasana Yoga Asana Posture|
The meaning of Ugra in Sanskrit is difficult, frightening.
It seems that due to this reason only it is named Ugrasana. Because we
see that while practising even Pascimatanasana some persons experience
difficulties. Ugrasana is a still further development of Paschimatanasana.
Some call this 'Bhunamanasana' also
- Sit, stretching both the legs together in front.
- Spread out both the legs towards your both sides as much as possible.
- Hold the toes of both the legs with respective index fingers.
bending forward slowly till your forehead touches the ground.
maintaining for few seconds raise the head release the toes and come back to the
Benefits and Limitations
- In the
beginning there is no harm if you are unable to touch the ground. Gradually increase
the practice of bending forward.
- Do not make haste. Sometimes there
is danger of getting a jerk in the back. If by mistake you get the jerk and experience
the pain in back practise Savasana.
- While practising this, muscles
of thighs are stretched so practise it carefully.
- The legs should
not bend at knees.
- Its practice strengthens the abdomen and removes the possibility of sciatica.
- This removes constipation and dyspepsia.
- Those suffering from
chronic constipation or have complaint of ulcer in abdomen should not practise