Know the Amazing Benefits and Steps of Markatasana Yoga

Amazing Benefits of Markatasana Yoga
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Markatasana yoga is one of the most useful yoga asanas. As you know that there are many health benefits of doing yogasana. Markatasana is one among them. This yogasana comes with many health benefits that bring positivity to your life by making you peaceful and calm both physically and mentally. 

Yoga is an easy way of getting healthy life for a long time if you make it a regular routine in your exercise.

 “Markatasana” is made up of two words where ‘markat’ means monkey and ‘asana’ means posture, in this posture your body shape looks like a monkey so it is called Markatasana. This pose also knows as Monkey Pose.

Do this asana before performing Markatasana Yoga

Before performing Markatasana it is recommended to do the following yoga asanas given below. Performing these asanas brings flexibility to your body, which will make it easier to perform Markatasana.

  • Chakrasana.
  • Hallasana.
  • Matsyasana.

Steps of doing Markatasana Yoga

There are 2 methods of performing Markatasana, which are given below, read them carefully before doing it. This will make easy your practice while doing Markatasana.

Method of doing Markatasana Yoga

You can make your Markatasana Yoga practice easier by following the steps described here.

You could make your practice session enjoyable and correct.

Step 1- To do this asana, first of all, lie down on the ground on your back, now bend the legs from your knees to the buttocks and keep your hands parallel to the shoulders.

Step 2- While exhaling, with both your legs turned to the right, keep the knee on the ground, pay attention that both your foot and knees are together, now rotate your neck to the left.

Step 3 – While breathing, bring your feet and neck back in the middle.

Steps-4- Now do the same process from the other side, feet to the left and neck to the right.

Second Method of performing Markatasana Yoga

  • First of all lie back on the ground.
  • Now bend your legs from the knees and keep the paws near the buttocks, there is such a gap between your legs that it is in the shoulder.
  • Keep both your hands parallel to your shoulders, you can keep your palms facing the ground or in the sky.
  • While exhaling, bend your feet from near the hip to the right and neck to the left, keeping your knees on the ground.

Precaution needs to be taken while doing Markatasana Yoga 

While doing this asana, pay attention that both your knees and toes are together.

While turning your body, pay attention that you bend your body from the waist.

Health Benefits of Markatasana Yoga

You can see several health benefits of Markatasana yoga that help you to remain both physically and mentally fit. Some of these benefits are given below-

  • By doing this asana, digestion remains good and relieves constipation.
  • Performing Markatasana makes the spine flexible.
  • Regularly practicing this asana increases concentration.
  • By doing this asana, pancreatic, and liver are activated.
  • Insomnia problem is relieved.
  • This asana is beneficial in back pain, but do not practice this asana if you have more pain.
  • This asana is useful for slip discs and sciatica.
  • This asana is useful for diabetes.

Restrictions for performing Markatasana Yoga

Below is the list of diseases, people who are suffering from these diseases should not perform Markatasana yoga.

  • Do not do this asana if you have a serious back pain problem.
  • Avoid this asana if you have a hernia.
  • If there is a pain in the legs and knees, do not perform Markatasana.

Do these asanas after doing Markatasana yoga

  • Sarvangasana.
  • Anand Balasan

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