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Due to your sedentary lifestyle, lower back pain is quite common among people nowadays. From working long hours to sitting in one place for the whole day, these can take a toll on your back, causing severe pain. In fact, every other person complains of back pain but few try to get rid of it. Yoga can help. No, we’re not going to recommend you to perform a series of yoga poses. All you need to perform Samakonasana, a great pose to relieve back pain!
This asana seems perfect for getting rid of back pain and stiff shoulders. And to know more about this pose, Health Shots spoke to Grand Master Akshar, a yoga master, and spiritual guru.
Samakonasana, also known as Equal Angle Pose, benefits the lower back and hamstrings by building strength and flexibility equally.
Let’s get down to the health benefits that Samakonasana has in store for you.
1. Flexes your hip muscles and strengthens them.
2. Improves sense of balance.
3. It stretches the spine and builds the supporting muscles.
4. Strengthens thighs and calf muscles.
5. Strengthens the upper arms.
6. Reduces stiffness of shoulders.
Now, let’s learn how to practice Samakonasana.
Step 1: Begin by standing in Samasthithi.
Step 2: Extend your arms straight up.
Step 3: Join your palms and point your fingers up
Step 4: Slowly tilt your upper body forward at your pelvis.
Step 5: Lower your upper body until it is parallel to the ground.
Step 6: Try to keep your legs straight with a very slight bend at the knees.
Step 7: Ensure that your back is not hunched and your spine is straight.
Step 8: Focus your gaze forward.
Step 9: Remain in this posture for 30 seconds.
• Inhale as you raise your arms up.
• Exhale as you bend forward.
Though the Samakonasana is an easy pose to perform, you still might end up making mistakes. So be careful, keep practicing it and we’re sure you’ll master it quickly.
But if you are recommending Samakonasana to someone else to practice it, please note that this yoga pose is not for everyone
1. Refrain from doing this posture if you have injured your shoulders or hips.
2. People suffering from arthritis must refrain from performing this asana.
3. Practitioners suffering from a painful back or injured knees must refrain from performing this asana.
Initially, take this pose slowly and carefully to avoid any injury.