Eight-Limbed Pose (Ashtanga Namaskar)

In the Sanskrit language, ashta means eight and anga means part. Therefore, in Ashtanga Namaskar, the body is in grips with the ground (as a mark of respect) at eight points: the two feet, the two knees, the two hands, the chest, and the chin. Acting as a transition creates a body balanced and grounded on the chest, chin, knees, and feet, whereas additionally, acting as good posture strengthens the arms and, furthermore, the core muscles.

Eight-Limbed Pose

Beginner’s Tips

When lowering the knees-chest-chin to the floor, the heels of the feet can return off the ground, the feet coming back onto the balls of the feet. The knees-chin-chin ought to bite the bottom at a constant time. The buttocks, hips, and abdomen mustn't bite the bottom. The tiny rear is arched.


NOTE: Before you start this, consult your doctor or an exercise professional about this pose. Don't try to do it alone.


Tip To Do -

1 - Start in a work surface position on high-low-jack, with the center of the wrists in line with the outer shoulders, knees below the hips.
2 - On the far side of your fingertips, shift your shoulders and heart forward.
3 - Lower your chest and chin to the planet while keeping your elbows in at your facet and your tailbone lifted toward the ceiling.
4 - Press down firmly through the palms of the hands, keeping the shoulder heads raised as you still soften the area between the shoulder blades.
5 - Try holding the pose for many breaths before pressing on all fours and resting back in Child’s pose.


The Advantages of the Eight-Limbed Pose

1 - Increases the strength of the chest, leg, and arm muscles.
2 - Increases back and spine flexibility in the body.
3 - Builds upper back and shoulder strength.
4 - Increase your stability and confidence.
5 - Eight Limbs pose provides relief from a very gentle ache and lengthens your spine.

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