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30 May, 2011

Parighasana or The Gate Pose

Parigha = an iron bar or beam used for locking or shutting a gate.







Benefits


  • Stretches the sides of the torso and spine
  • Stretches the hamstrings
  • Opens the shoulders
  • Stimulates abdominal organs and lungs

Contraindications and Cautions

With any serious knee injury, kneeling might be difficult or impossible. In this case, perform the pose sitting on a chair. Arrange your legs either in front of your torso, with knees at right angles, or stretch one leg out to the side, mimicking the full pose.



Notice my new and favorite haircut.
And Old (very old) T shirt. 

7 comments:

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  2. Very Nice hair cut.
    Beautiful T-Shirt. I like the color combinations, the zig-zag manner in which the colors change, the drawing on the right side and of course your million dollar smile.
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  3. I love this stretch! I didn't know its name tho! Thank you!
    xo
    Sada
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