Meruvakrasan Meruvakrasan(Simple Spinal Twist) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

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 Meruvakrasan
 (Simple spinal twist)

Meruvakrasan is a simple twist pose. The term meruvakrasan is derived from Sanskrit. Meru means mountain,Vakra means twist, Asana means pose.
Hence, meruvakrasan is defined as a mountain twist pose. Here, the mountain is our spine. The simple twist pose will strengthen your spine and abdomen. your spine is the soul of your body. To keep your body healthy, it is very important to have a healthy spine. The spine plays an important role in our daily life. Hence, it becomes very important to have a healthy spine. Though various poses involve our spine and thus increase the overall health but meruvakrasan or simple spinal twist focuses completely on the health of our spine. A simple spinal twist is an asana for beginners. Meruvakrasan will help you to get rid of unnecessary tension that was created in your spine. Nowadays, spinal problems are the most common. Tension, spasms, pain in the spine can be seen easily in adults and elders. This problem is common and not life-threatening but that doesn’t mean you have to live with this condition forever. You can cure such problems by simply practicing meruvakrasan for 5 to 10 minutes daily with an empty stomach. Yoga keeps our whole fresh and tension-free. Meruvakrasan has lots of hidden health benefits. It will make us feel light, relaxed, free, grounded, and calm. This is such a simple pose and hence, can be practiced by every age group.
Benefits:

Techniques:
Step 1:  sit on the floor with your legs straight. Your legs must be in the forward direction and wide apart.
Step 2: Place your palm on the ground, straight to the shoulder.
Step 3: fold your left leg place it on the right side by crossing over the right leg. Your right leg must not move. it should be straight.
Step 4: tilt your upper body along with your hands to the right side and look behind. Tilt your body as much as you can without bending or forcing yourself.
Step 5: hold the pose for at least 30 seconds to the longest you can.
Step 6: Relax and get back to the initial position.
Step 7: Repeat the pose to the other side also and practice at least 5 times.
Precautions: Props and modifications:

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