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Asana name: Kite Pose

Sanskrit name: Patangasan

Meaning: Kite Pose

General Benefits:
Helps to contract and tone the abdominal organs. Makes the leg muscles more shapely and sturdy. Good for runners as it gives vigor and agility. Balancing and good for concentration. Arms, hips, leg muscles are strengthened. Abdominal organs toned up. Improves standing position and posture. We usually stand by keeping weight on heels, this hampers spinal elasticity and cause the abdomen to protrude which lessens body and mental agility. This asana helps one to stand firmly on the soles and gives agility.


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Therapeutic Applications:
Concentration problems, anxiety, stress.


Taking the Position:
In standing position, exhale and while inhaling stretch the hands sideways and bring them horizontal to the ground. While exhaling bend the torso forward. Raise the left leg up and bring it in line with the trunk. The whole body is kept parallel to the ground. Right leg should be straight and perpendicular to the floor. Stretch the arms as if pulled from both sides. Maintain the asana, breathe normally.


Releasing the Positions:
Exhale and while inhaling raise the head and trunk of the body upright bringing the left leg slowly to the ground beside the right leg. Exhale and lower the arms to your sides. Practice on the opposite side.


Anatomical Focus:
Knee, buttocks, lower back.


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Precautions & Contraindications:
High BP, heart disease, weak ankles.


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Position:
Standing.

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