Noose Pose or Pasasana
The yoga pose Noose Pose or Pasana is one of the more advanced positions. You might have some difficulties getting it right at first trial. That is why this position is known to help not only with certain physical health benefits, but also with the teachings of patience.
pasa = a snare, trap, noose, tie, bond, cord, fetter
How to Perform the Full Noose Pose
- Start by standing straight
- Bend your knees to squat position, with your butt close to the floor. Beginners Tip: When you experience difficulties leaving your feet flat on the ground, you can support your heels by placing a pillow or blanket under it.
- Your torso should be close to your thighs
- Twist your upper body, from around the belly, to the right side.
- Place your left upper arm around your right knee.
- Bring the left forearm on the shin of your right knee.
- Now move your right arm behind your back. Grap the wrist of your left arm. Beginners Tip: Reach as far as possible. It can take a few times before you can connect both arms. You can help by using a band that you hold in both hands.
- Pull your shoulder blades towards one another and move your head to the right side.
- Inhale and exhale around 5 times.
Benefits of Noose Pose
- Digestive problems
- strengthens abdominal muscles
- stimulates the elimination of waste products in your organs
- Helps with mild back, shoulder or neck tension
- strengthens the spine
- improves the nervous system by circulation of fresh blood and oxygen
- Menstrual pain
- Strengthens legs and hips
- Stretches ankles, chest, shoulders and tights
Caution – Do not practice Noose Pose with ..
- Knee injuries or problems
- Lower back injury or general back pain
- Herniated disc (any twisting postures should be avoided)
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