Jain View Of Life: 4.2.07 Shashankasana

Published: 14.01.2012
Updated: 02.07.2015

Shashankasana (Rabbit pose)

Shashank means rabbit, which is a very peaceful and soft creature. The shape of this āsana is like a rabbit. Another meaning of the word is moon; the posture provides coolness like a moon, subsiding anger.

Position:

Sit in vajrasana on your toes. Rest hands on thighs.

Process:

While inhaling, raise hands over the head towards the sky. While exhaling, bend forward touching the hands and forehead to the floor. Retain this position. Breathe normally. Repeat.

Time:

One Minute to three minutes.

Benefits:

This posture makes high blood pressure normal. It calms anger and maintains peace. It strengthens the muscles of the legs, thighs, and spine.

Sources

Jain View Of Life

Publisher: Adarsh Sahitya Sangh Edition: 1st Edition 2000

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