Vishnu Asana to Tone Your Body

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 17, 2014

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  • Vishnu asana is performed lying down on a flat surface.
  • You need to roll over onto your sides.
  • It helps burn the fat around the waist and strengthens muscles.
  • Make sure you choose a completely flat surface to perform the asana.

Vishnu asana or lying-down on sides works on the pelvic building muscles and the hamstrings muscles. The asana gets its name from Indian god Vishnu who is usually pictured lying on his sides. The asana is very effective in strengthening the muscles and promotes the functioning of a prostate gland, gonads and pelvic muscles by augmenting blood supply to these areas.

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The asana is easy allowing almost everyone to perform it. You can try it anywhere, all you need is 10-15 minutes and a flat comfortable surface to lie down on. The pose is effective in reducing fat from the waist, adore handles and middle thighs. It can also come handy as your natural home remedy to cure backache and prevent hernia.

How to Perform It

The Vishnu asana is performed on a flat surface where you can lie down on your sides. Here are the quick steps to perform the asana.

  • To begin with, lie down on a mat or directly on the floor and roll over to your right side. Make sure you are in a comfortable position.
  • Now move your right hand up and below your neck. Raise your head so that your body above your chest is off the ground and support your head and neck on the palm of the right arm. Make sure your hand and rest of the body is not feeling any stress. If there is a stress point, adjust your position to ease it.
  • Now stretch your legs outwards without changing the position. Now slowly raise your left leg off the ground without bending it. Take it as higher as you can while maintaining the side pose and try to hold your leg with the left hand. You can hold the feet or you can simply hold around the calf if you are unable to reach the feet. Hold the position for around 3-4 minutes and move your leg. Raise and hold you leg again for at least 5 times.
  • Now gradually roll over to the left side and get in to the side pose with your left hand supporting your head. Raise and hold the right leg with the right hand for as many times you did with the left leg. Make sure you perform the asana slowly without rushing through any step. It will help you get maximum benefits and avoid injuries. You can relax on your back for couple of minutes before switching sides.


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