Simhasana II is a variation of Simhasana I.
- Sit in Padmasana.
- Extend the arms in front and place the palms on the floor, fingers pointing forward.
- Stand on the knees and then push the pelvic region to the floor.
- Stretch the back by contracting the buttocks, keeping the arms fully stretched. The weight of the body rests on the palms and knees only. Open the mouth and stretch the tongue out towards the chin as far as you can.
- Gaze at the centre of the eyebrows or at the tip of the nose and keep the pose for about 30 seconds. Breathe through the mouth.
- Sit in Padmasana and lift the hands off the floor. Then interchange the position of the legs, perform Padmasana again and repeat the pose for the same length of time.
Effects of Simhasana II
Simhasana II exercises the liver and controls the flow of bile. It cures foul breath, the tongue becomes cleaner and words are enunciated more clearly. It is, therefore, recommended to persons who stammer. The asana relieves a painful coccyx and helps to set it when displaced.
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