Salamba Sarvangasana II is slightly harder than the first one.

Salamba Sarvangasana II

Technique

  1. Do Salamba Sarvangasana I.
  2. Release the hands from the back of the trunk, interlock the fingers, turn the wrists and extend the arms. The thumbs will then touch the floor and the palms will face outwards. The head will be on one side of the vertically extended body and the arms will be on the other side.
  3. Keep the legs and back as steady as possible.
  4. This pose can be done for a minute after doing Sarvangasana I.

Effects of Salamba Sarvangasana II

In Salamba Sarvangasana II as the balance is maintained by stretching the back muscles and as the weight of the body falls on the back of the neck, the back and the neck gain strength. The arm muscles are also toned.

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