What is Sasangasana or the Rabbit Pose?
Sasanga = rabbit, asana = pose
The name of Sasangasana is due to the posture that the body attains mimics that of the rabbit. It is so as in this pose the spine gets rounded and shares a similarity with the rabbit’s spine and posture.
It should be noted that Shashankasana (hare pose) is different from Sasangasana (rabbit pose).
With this small introduction, let us move on to the steps involved in this asana.
Instructions for Sasangasana
Here is how you can include this pose in your everyday yoga routine:
- Start the Sasangasana pose by first getting into the Child Pose.
- Holding tightly onto the heels, inhale and lift the hips up towards the ceiling. Roll onto the crown of the head and press the forehead as close to the knees as possible.
- Breathe and hold for 4-8 breaths.
- Exit the pose by exhaling and coming back to the child pose.
That’s it! You are done!
You can also find the detailed instructions in the following video made by Yog4Lyf Yoga Instructor, Mr. Arsh:
Simple, isn’t it? Here are some of the amazing benefits of doing Sasangasana:
- It strengthens the Abdominal muscles.
- Improves the mobility and elasticity of the back and spine muscles.
- Helps in the regulation of blood circulation in the body
- Induces good sleep, therefore, is great for people with insomnia and just an awesome exercise for evenings after a long day of work
- Stretches and stablizes the core
Excited to do it? Don’t forget to include it in your next yoga session.
Though this pose is simple, there are certain cases where you need to be cautious. Here are some of them:
- Avoid rabbit pose in case of any injury in the neck, back, shoulders, and arms.
- People with spondylitis must not practice the pose.
- People with depression and hypertension should should avoid it.
- Pregnant women should not perform this pose.
- If you have vertigo, this pose is certainly not suggested.
Practice this yoga daily, will yield the better results.
It’s good to do this pose in the morning with empty stomach.
Share with your friends and family to encourage them into doing a healthy task.