Vakrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose) How to Do it and Benefits

Vakrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose)

Vakrasana is one of the important asanas done while sitting.  Vakrasana is derived from the word ‘Vakra’ which means crooked.  In this asana, the spine is crooked or bent, that is why it is named Vakrasana. 

This asana increases the activity of the spine, protects you from diabetes, plays a very important role in depression, etc. Adopting Vakrasana helps in reducing obesity of the entire body and also improves digestion.

This asana promotes calmness and stability and strengthens the body.  Apart from this, this relief can also help in reducing the risk of heart diseases.  So, by practicing Vakrasana regularly, you can improve your health.

How to do Vakrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose)

(1) Sit with both your legs spread on the ground.

(2) The thing to keep in mind is that there should not be any distance between your two feet.

(3) Now bend the left leg from the knee and lift it and keep it next to the right knee.

(4) Now keeping the spine straight and exhaling bend the waist to the left.

(5) Now with the elbow of your hands, pull the knee of the left leg towards you with pressure.

(6) While pulling the leg, you have to pull the leg in such a way that a little pressure comes in your stomach.

(7) Now stay in this posture for 30 to 60 seconds.  As per your convenience.

(8) Then, leaving your breath, come back to the initial state.

(9) Similarly, repeat the same process from the other side as well.

(10) By doing this one cycle of yours is completed.

Benefits of Vakrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose)

Helps in improving digestion: This asana improves digestion.  And reduces indigestion.

Helps in reducing belly fat: Doing Vakrasana helps in reducing belly fat.

Helps in strengthening the waist: This asana strengthens the muscles of the waist.

Beneficial for the body: This asana provides flexibility to the body.  And improves the body.

Helps in stretching the stomach muscles: Doing Vakrasana stretches the stomach muscles.

Improves waistline accuracy: This asana promotes waistline accuracy.

Relaxation: Doing Vakrasana gives you physical and mental relaxation.

Helps in controlling indigestion: This asana helps in controlling indigestion.

Helps in improving the health of the spine: This asana improves the health of the spine.

♦ Physical balance: Your physical balance is maintained by doing Vakrasana.

Precautions of Vakrasana

1. Keeping the back hand straight from the elbow, place it between 6 to 9 inches from the spine.

2. Do it early in the morning on an empty stomach.

3. Vakrasana should not be done while having stomach pain.

4. Do not do this if you have severe back pain.

5. Avoid doing this even if you have neck pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should not perform Vakrasana?

Those who have any kind of injury, conditions or conditions in their back. Pregnant women and persons suffering from back pain should also consult a doctor before performing this asana.

What is the benefits of doing Vakrasana?

There are many benefits of doing Vakrasana, such as reducing belly fat, strengthening the waist and hips, improving digestion, giving flexibility to the body and aiding bowel function. This asana helps in flexing the spine and also strengthens the muscles of the back and shoulders.

Does Vakrasana improve blood circulation in the body?

Yes, doing Vakrasana can improve blood circulation in the body.

What is the limitation of Vakrasana?

Vakrasana may also have some limitations. If someone has back pain, neck problem, then this asana should be avoided.

Is Vakrasana good for back pain?

Yes, Vakrasana can be beneficial for back pain. This asana helps in strengthening the back muscles and can reduce back pain. However, remember that everyone's body condition is different, so consult a doctor before doing Vakrasana.

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