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Know your asana: SAMPATTASANA

People with weak wrists can practice Sampattasana. As the weight is on the forearms. This increases the overall fitness and strength, while keeping the wrists safe.

What is so special about Sampattasana?

The arm plank strengthens the arms and abdomen which is why it is one of the best Yoga postures for people who wish to increase their upper body strength and overall fitness levels. Whether you are doing Intense interval training, pilates, yoga or weight training, plank is an essential part of the workout routine.

Chakra-wise

The manipura chakra is the center of your self-esteem, willpower, self-discipline, as well as warmth in your personality. A balanced solar plexus ensures that a person is proactive rather that inactive or reactive.

Benefits of Sampattasana

  1. Strengthening and Toning: The muscles around the shoulders, upper arms, forearms, and the core are toned and strengthened.
  2. Lower body workout: The muscles like the hamstrings, the quadriceps, calves too are put to work thus toning them and making them strong.
  3. Stable core: As the abdominal muscles are engaged, the fat around the tummy is reduced giving more strength to the abdominal muscles and lower back.
  4. Great posture: As the entire body is stretched it improves the spine and gives a great looking posture to the body.

Pro-tip

Engage the core, actively pull the navel towards the spine.

Contra-indications

Avoid incase of severe arm or lower back pain

Being stable and taking consistent deep breaths in an asana, is the true essence of yoga. Keep calm, especially when the sweat blurs your vision.

Iti Jain

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