Parvatasana or mountain pose gets its name because the body takes the shape of a mountain peak. Parvata, in Sanskrit, means ‘mountain’.
- Strengthens nerves and muscles in the arms and legs, and stimulates the circulation in the upper spine.
- Kneel on raised heels and stretch your arms forward so your forehead is on the floor.
- Breathe deeply and relax for a few seconds.
- Raise yourself on to your hands and knees, keeping your toes tucked under and your back flat.
- Inhale and push up onto your toes. Raise your buttocks and lower your head between your arms.
- Your back and legs should form two sides of a triangle.
- Exhale, rest your feet on the floor and try to touch the floor with the top of your head. Hold the position for 10 seconds.
- Relives tension in the neck region.
- Strengthens the nerves and muscles in the back.
- Helps to reduce flab from the abdomen, tummy, hips and the waist.
- It can even make you taller.