HOW TO CARRY OUT NAVASANA; THE BOAT POSE
NAVASANA in Sanskrit: nava means “boat” and asana “position”, therefore the literal translation of this pose “position of the boat” which is the shape assumed by the body during its execution.
BENEFITS OF NAVASANA
Lets also see the benefits of navasana, which is certainly a position not of easy execution.
THE BENEFITS OF NAVASANA:
The constant practice of Navasana allows to:
- Eliminate fat at abdominal level
- Strengthen the muscles of thighs, the abdominal belt and neck
- Stabilize the level of sugar in the blood
- Increase the circulation of the thyroid gland, prostate and kidneys
- Reduce anxiety and restlessness
- To improve the activity of the liver and pancreas
HOW TO CARRY OUT NAVASANA
Let us now practically see how to enter into navasana:
– Sit down on the mat. Put your arms along your sides and turn the palms of your hands to face down.
– Inhale deeply and then exhaling, try to raise from the ground both legs, arms, try to find a balance on the buttocks without arching the back, but forming an angle.
– Keep your arms and legs straight.
– Try to keep the spine as straight as possible and the feet and hands relaxed.
– Breathe deeply and relax until you can hold the position
– To exit simply place your legs on the ground and straighten your back as much as possible.
For those who are unable to carry out the full position, you can begin by resting your hands on the ground and remain in balance on the buttocks with the legs raised.
The boat pose is a position that is not simple but brings many benefits if done regularly and if you avoid the common mistakes that are:
– Arching the back
– Pushing the legs too high
– Putting the force on your back instead of the abdomen
– Remaining too long in the pose if you are not well prepared yet.