In Cakrasana the body takes a wheel-like, semi circular shape, hence the name. Another reason it got this name is the effect it has on all the chakras, activating and energizing them. It gives great flexibility to the spine. Some of the preparatory poses are Bhujaungasana, Sethu Bandha Sarvaungasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana and Utkata Vajrasana.
Generally, forward-folds help to soothe the brain and create a cooling sensation in mind and body, while simultaneously stimulating the digestive system and toning the abdominal organs. Preparatory poses for this one can include: Uttanasana, Supta Padangusthasana, Janushirasana, Paschimottanasana, Vajrasana.
It is an excellent pose for constipation, indigestion, excess stomach fat, headache and high blood pressure.
Lie on your back, and while breathing out, bend the right leg and bring the thigh into contact with the chest. Grasp the leg firmly with both hands. Maintain this position for eight seconds, holding the breath. Resume the original position while breathing in. Repeat with the left leg, and then with both legs together. One round comprises practicing first with the right leg, then left leg and finally both legs together. Practice eight such rounds, i.e. 8 x 3 = 24 positions
The Arctic tern is famous for its migration; it flies from its Arctic breeding grounds to the Antarctic and back again each year, the shortest distance between these areas being 19,000 km (12,000 mi). The long journey ensures that this bird sees two summers per year and more daylight than any other creature on the planet. It is also known as sea swallow describing their slender shape as they swoop over the water.
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