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Know your asana: Ashtanga Namaskar Variation

Ashtanga Namaskar Variation is used to strengthen the core, back and arms. It is challenging and the results are gratifying.

What is so special about Ashtanga Namaskar Variation?

This asana strengthens the arms and shoulders. While preparing us for Chaturanga Dandasana. Also, this variation strengthens the core and lower back.


Ashtanga namaskar variation works on the Mooladhar Chakra. Its energy is based on the earth element. Which is mainfested as feelings of safety and grounding. Root chakra lays the foundation for expansion in your life.

Benefits of Ashtanga Namaskar

  • Strengthens the arms and shoulders
  • Improves the mobility and flexibility of the spine
  • Prepares the lower back for backbends
  • Provides stability and strength to the core
  • Stretches and strengthens the hip muscles


Avoid incase of injury to the wrists, elbows, shoulders, back or neck.


Keep the arms strong and engage the glutes, to lift the leg.

Variation in asanas deepen the practice, while improving the strength and flexibility. Like the river flows constantly, our yoga practice should flow and improve!

Iti Jain

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