Markatāsana II



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Translation: Press the back of the legs with the arms. From behind the knees, hold the big toes and drop the head between the knees,  imitating the shape of a bow.


  • Strengthens the spine, legs, buttocks,  back, abdominals, chest , neck  and shoulders
  • Develops core strength
  • Stimulates the digestive fire and organs
  • Increases digestion and elimination processes
  • Opens the blood flow in the chest and heart region
  • Expands  the lung capacity, diaphragm  and rib cage
  • Stimulates the thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Stepping on palms stimulates the energy  into the arms, chest and heart region