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Anjaneyasana (Crescent Moon Pose) – How To Do And Benefits

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Our everyday life is not only busy but also is filled with stressed. Doing yoga not proves to be beneficial for your health but also provides peace to your mind. It not only revitalizes your body but also keeps you fresh and energetic throughout the day. Anjaneyasana, most commonly known as crescent moon pose is very common among people who are into sport activities.

If you want to enhance your running skills, then start practicing Anjaneyasana from today. The name Anjaneyasana is derived from the word “Anjani”, who was the mother of lord Hanuman. This is the reason sometimes people also calls it the Hanuman Pose. Given below are the steps in which you can easily do the Anjaneyasana.

Anjaneyasana

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How To Do Anjaneyasana:

1. Place a mat on the floor. Now stand straight on the mat. After standing straight, just loosen your body and go in mountain pose position.
2. Now slowly bend your body in adho mukha svansana (downward facing dog) position.
3. Carefully start moving your left foot forward in such a way that it is placed between your hands.
4. Now start lowering your right leg but make sure that it’s straight. Avoid bending it. If you can see it in mirror it should be in slanting line. Allow your right leg to rest on the floor.
5. Now slowly start raising your hands up in the air. Stretch as much as you can. While stretching also try keeping your fingers apart.
6. While you are stretching also try to stretch your arms. You may see that while you’re stretching your arms your chest may automatically bulge out.
7. Keep your face in the upward position, facing towards the sky.
8. After setting yourself in this position, just try to lower your body very little just from the hips.
9. Remain in this position for about a minute or two and then slowly start releasing your body.
10. First release your hands and be carefully when you’re releasing, don’t be in a hurry or else you may just hurt yourself.
11. Make sure to do this asana with other side also

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Practicing Anjaneyasana pose can not only lengthen but also strengthen your whole body. But lot of people doesn’t do this pose in correct alignment. If the alignment of the pose is not correct then it may not benefit the practitioner. People facing heart and high blood problems should avoid this particular pose.

If you’re having kind of medical injury or spinal injury, please consult a doctor for this pose. Try doing this pose for 5-6 times in a day. It will help in restoring your energy and reducing fatigue.

Benefits Of Anjaneyasana:

Every asana has its own benefit. It’s up to you to choose which asana suits your body the best. Anjaneyasana is every good asana for every human body. It helps in maintaining perfect body posture.

It also helps in stretching of your arms, shoulders, legs and hips. It also helps in faster blood circulation. Moreover, if you’re including this pose in your daily activity list, you might never have to face any kind of pain in your knees shoulder or abdomen.

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Anjaneyasana also increases the flexibility and eradicates the stiffness from your body. So practicing this particular asana on regular basis will completely elevate all kind of diseases and keep you completely fit and healthy. So without thinking start this asana from today. But make sure that you practice this pose during early morning hours. It will not only rejuvenate your life but also add freshness within your body.