Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose) Steps, Benefit, Precautions, Tips
Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose) steps: The right way to do Hanumanasana
Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose) It belongs to the intermediate level of asanas so many people are this queries, How do you do monkey pose?
1)- First of all, by laying a mat or blanket on the floor, keep the knees of both your feet on the ground, note that your knees are different. Now keep your right foot in the forward direction and raise the inner sole. Make sure your outer heel is touching the ground.
2)- When your heels are touching the floor on the floor, then tilt your torso forward and press your fingers firmly on the floor. You can also press your hands onto yoga blocks placed along each hip.
3)- Now straighten your right leg, but do not lock or over-extend your knee. Now slowly start pressing your right heel forward away from your torso. Continue rotating your right thigh inward so that your knee is pointing up, toward the ceiling. Now carefully at the same time, move your left knee backwards. Press the top of your left foot into the floor, or press your left toes for more stability.
4)- Now keep your hips in front and parallel to the floor and check to make sure that your left leg is reaching straight behind you and not extending out to the side. The center of your left knee should be pressed to the floor. Flex your right leg, reaching your toes up to the ceiling.
5)– When you feel comfortable that you are stable, bring your torso straight and place your hands on your chest in prayer position (Anjali Mudra), or you can reach your arms straight up to the ceiling. Gaze softly at the horizon.
6)- Stay in this pose for about 30 to 60 seconds or as long as you are comfortable. To release, press your hands firmly into the floor. Leave your right leg slightly open as you gently pull your right heel and back leg up toward your torso. Return to your starting position.
7)- Repeat the same process with your left leg in the forward direction and the right leg in the backward direction for the same amount of time.