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Chakrasana (Lateral Bending Pose)

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Cure for: This asana induces maximum stretching of the lateral muscles of the body, especially the abdomen. It strengthens the knees, arms and shoulders and increases lung capacity.


* Stand straight with your feet and toes together and arms by your sides, palms facing and touching the thighs.

* Raise one arm laterally above the head with the palm inwards up to shoulder level and palm upwards when the arm rises above the level of your head.

* Then, bend your trunk and head sideways with the raised arm touching the ear, and sliding the palm of the other hand downwards towards the knee.

* Keep your knees and elbows straight throughout.

* Maintain the final pose for a few seconds.

* Then gradually bring your hand back to the normal position.

* Repeat the exercise on the other side.

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