Markatasan(Monkey pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

Markatasan Markatasan(Monkey pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

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(Monkey pose)
Markatasan is a combination of two Sanskrit words. Where Markat means monkey, Asana means pose.
Hence, market asana is called a monkey pose. This pose is also known as a spinal twist pose. This pose comes from twisting the spinal muscles to the sideways and holding on to this asana. In the 17th century, Hatha ratnavali describe makarasan as a hatha yoga practice.
It improves the flexibility of an individual. Monkey pose is well known for strengthening the spine. The primary motive of practicing markatasan is to enhance the health of your spine. This is a great asana to improve the health of your digestive system. Markatasan is best for strong hips openings along with back bending actions. This pose is beneficial in the treatment of sciatica. Markatasan is beneficial in the treatment of liver, spleen, kidney ailments.
An individual can practice markatasan in the morning or evening with an empty stomach. Yoga keeps the solution for most physical problems and mental disorders. This pose enhances your metabolism and stretches your body. The stretches hence help in weight loss. This pose can be practiced in treating your mild back or shoulder pain. Markatasan is an easy reclining twist that emphasizes relaxation and intentional respiration. There are three different ways to practice makarasan.  

Step 1: Lay on the floor on your back. Keep your legs, hands, and body straight.
Step 2: Fold both the legs towards you and spread your hands horizontally straight. Your hands should be straight.
Step 3: Turn your folded legs to the right and try to touch the floor with your knees. Do not move your upper body. Keep your back straight and touched to the floor.
Step 4: Turn your face to the left and the position of your hands should be horizontally straight.
Step 5: Stay in the position for as long as you can. Do not force yourself.
Step 6: Relax and get back to the initial position.
Precautions: Props and modification: