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How to do Shalbhasana

Irrespective of the weather, our faulty lifestyle, improper diet, weak digestion and uncontrolled sexual activities can deplete the immunity and make us more vulnerable to diseases. To keep the body in its perfect condition and enjoy life to the fullest, it is very important that we take good care of our respiratory system, and therefore of all respiratory organs such as nose, throat, trachea and the lungs.


  • Place a mat on clean and levelled ground and lie flat on your stomach.

  • Place your right hand on your right thigh, and similarly place your left hand on her left thigh.

  • Slightly raise your head and bring your chin in contact with the ground.

  • Inhale and while holding your breath, gently lift your right leg.

  • Exhale and gently bring your right leg down until it touches the ground.

  • Repeat the process with your left leg, remembering to hold your breath after inhaling, and exhaling gently while bringing your leg down to the ground.

  • With practice and experience, you will be able to left both legs simultaneously, and this poster is known as Poorna Shalbhasana

Benefits of Shalbhasana:

  • Keeps your spine healthy and supple

  • Keeps respiratory diseases away and makes your lungs stronger

  • Strengthens your shoulders

  • Helps in reducing flab in your stomach and waist


Before doing any yoga postures, it is advisable to consult your doctor regarding your health issues. Practice yoga postures in the presence of a trained yoga expert.


While practising shalbhasana, make sure to keep your chin touching gently on the floor. Do not hurry while lifting your legs. Patients who have hernia, heart problems or problems of the intestines and pregnant women should not practice this posture.

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