Equestrian Pose, or Ashwa Sanchalanasana (AH-shwah sahn-chahl-ah-NAH-sah-nah) is a balancing posture that teaches the practitioner how to align opposing forces to create stability. The name comes from Sanskrit, and translates literally as horse (ashva) stepping movement (sanchalana) seat (asana).
Equestrian Pose is one of many yoga asanas, or shapes, that yogis form during their practice. Yoga teachers often incorporate this beginner-level pose into sequences for children and teens and routines that focus on the following muscles: hips, knees, hamstrings, psoas, lower back.
Ashwa sanchalanasana is also the fourth and ninth posture in the sun salutation, or surya namaskar, a sequence of powerful yoga positions purported to have numerous physical, mental, and spiritual benefits.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens the spine
Increases the flexibility of the back
Leads to better functioning of the liver
Improves the digestion
Strengthens the knees and ankles
Massages and tones the kidneys
Stimulates abdominal organs of the body
Helps in developing poise and control, and awareness
Helpful for patients of Sciatica
Strengthens the chest muscles
Stretches your back muscles, quadriceps, legs, and hips
Helps those suffering from Constipation
practice this pose with awareness if you have lower back, quadriceps, groin, knees or hips injuries
Postnatal women who are still gaining strength in their pelvic and hips
Senior citizens should avoid or use blanket under their knees
Photo poses in different angles
Do yourself a favor and ignore the yoga snobs – using a cork yoga block...
The yoga blanket is an accessory every yogi needs. Whether you’re more experienced or just...
You do not compulsorily need anything more than your body, breath, and a room spacious...
The art of yoga is a special one and those who enjoy practicing on their...