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Agni Stambhan

Translation from Sanskrit: "Posture, intensifying the fire"

Agni Stambhan suitable for the practice of pranayama and meditation helpful for stress and depression because it calms and clarifies the mind.

Agni Stambhan: technique

  • sit in Baddha Konasana (Bound angle pose)
  • move your right foot or ankle to your left knee and open your feet as much as possible
  • if the hip joints are not sufficiently mobile, place the right foot on the left calf muscle, and place a folded blanket under the knee
  • begin to lean forward slowly, stretching the spine and pressing the sciatic bones against the support.
  • when the slightest discomfort in the area of the knee joints, exit the pose.

Tech 2

  • sit in the Dandasana position with your legs straight forward
  • bend your left leg and place it on the floor in front of You
  • the calf of the leg should be with the hip angle of approximately 90 degrees
  • bend your right leg and place it on your left leg
  • your right foot should be on your left knee and your right knee on your left foot.
  • stay in the position from 30 to 40 seconds and then change the position of the legs

Effect

  • asana is very useful for pelvic development: it stretches the groin and pelvic organs, and improves blood circulation in this area
  • opens shoulder and hip joints, strengthens legs and calves
  • promotes digestion and cures lower back pain
  • helps relieve stress, tension and anxiety

Contraindications

  • injuries to the lower back
  • knee injury

Posted in Encyclopedia of yoga on Aug 31, 2019