Benefits: ashwa sanchala asana
Increases flexibility and strength in the legs. Massages the abdominal organs. Develops confidence and courage. Tones the abdominal organs. Stretches the lower back. Strengthens the hips, legs, ankles and feet. Induces balance in the nervous system. Stretches the groins and quadriceps. Strengthens wrists and arms. Equestrian pose releases the tension from the front of the hip and strengthens the lower back and buttock muscle. It offers a spinal stretch, opening the chest and pelvic cavities.
Note: Can remain in the pose for several deep breaths
How to make Ashwa Sanchalanasana (rider attitude)?
Ashwa Sanchalanasana occurs immediately after the relocation of Padahastasana in Surya Namaskara. Padahastasana is the starting point for Ashwa Sanchalanasana.
From this position, take the left leg as far back as possible. Bend the right knee during the procedure without changing the position. Inhale by stretching your left leg back.
Keep your hands straight while your fingers touch the ground. Bend your back and bend your head back slightly. Look forward.
As part of Surya Namaskara (sun salutation exercises), a mantra can be chanted while this Asana Ashwa Sanchalanasana is performed as a fourth and ninth pose. The mantra for singing is presented below: During the ninth pose, sing “Om Adityaya Namaha”. It means hello to Aditi’s son.
During the 4th pose, he sings “Om Bhanave Namaha”. It means greetings to the one who shines.
Benefits of Ashwa Sanchalanasana
- Tones the abdominal organs.
- It gives flexibility to the muscles of the legs when stretching.
- This gives a feeling of nervous balance.