In Sanskrit “Rajju” means “Rope” and “Karshana” means “pulling”. In English name is “Pulling-the-rope pose”.
Position : Sitting
Type : Strengthening
Spiritual Awareness : Manipura
Physical Awareness : Breathing movements, shoulder muscles, upper back, chest
Dosha Suitability : Vata
Introducery Asanas : Dandasana
- Sit on the floor with the legs straight and together.
- Keep the eyes open. Imagine that there is a rope hanging in front of the body.
- Breathe in while reaching up with the right hand as through to grasp the rope at a higher point.
- Keep the elbow straight.
- Look upward. While breathing out, slowly pull the right arm down, putting power into it as through pulling the rope downwards.
- Let the eyes follow the downward movement of the hand.
- Repeat with the left hand and arm to complete the first round.
- Both arms do not move at the same time.
- Practise 5 to 10 rounds.
Followup Asanas: Dandassana.
Spotlight effects: Shoulder muscles, upper back, chest.
- This asana loosens the shoulders joints and stretches the upper back muscles.
- It firms the breasts and develops the muscles of the chest.
- Helps with frozen shoulders
Precautions and Contraindications:
- Recent shoulder or ankle surgeries.