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February 05, 2013

My Day 26 Yoga

Paripurna Navasana:(Full Boat Pose)
 The Full Boat Pose or Paripurna Navasana  looks like a basic pose but the pose is more challenging . The Full Boat Pose requires a strength along with a  flexibility . During the pose, the deep muscles of the abdomen are toned and tightened and the pose also helps improve your posture and stability.This asana you’ll build strong abdominal muscles that can help support your lower back.


  •  Sit on the floor with knees bent, feet flat, and legs together. 
  • Lean back slightly and lift your heels. Make sure your back does not bend.
  • When your legs are fully straightened, thighs should be angled  45 degrees to the floor.
  •  Tips of your toes should be slightly above the level of your eyes.
  •  Now, stretch your arms forward alongside your legs, palms facing down.
  • Your arms should be parallel to each other as well as to the floor.
  • Breathe steadily and hold for 2-6 breaths. 
  • Gradually hold the posture for a longer time
  • To release bring the legs in as you exhale and sit upright as you inhale.  

  • Tones and strengthens your abdominal muscles.
  • Corrects Posture.
  • Improves balance and digestion.
  • Stretches your hamstrings.
  • Strengthens your spine and hip.
  • Stimulates the kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands, and intestines.
  • Aids in stress relief.
  • Improves confidence.

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