SLEEPING VISHNU POSE
Sanskrit Name – Anantasana
Sanskrit Name Meaning – Ananta – Lord Vishnu, Asana - Pose
Type of Asana – Side Reclining Yoga Pose
Target Areas – Legs, Sides of Torso and Stomach
WHAT IS SLEEPING VISHNU POSE (ANANTASANA)?
Sleeping Vishnu Pose (Anantasana) also known as Vishnu’s Couch Pose or Eternal One’s Pose is a side reclining yoga pose that tones your stomach muscles, stretches the sides of your torso and the back of your legs.
DO NOT PRACTICE SLEEPING VISHNU POSE (ANANTASANA) IF:
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF SLEEPING VISHNU POSE (ANANTASANA)
Strengthens your core, sides of your torso and the back of your legs
Tones your stomach muscles
Increases energy and boosts confidence
HOW TO PRACTICE SLEEPING VISHNU POSE (ANANTASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
Start by laying on your back, turn onto your right side, bend your right arm, balance on your elbow and rest your head on your right hand. Keep both feet flexed throughout the pose.
Keep your body in a straight line, bend your left knee and grab your left big toe with your left hand. Raise your leg up to the ceiling and straighten it as much as possible. Stay in the pose for as long as you feel comfortable.
To exit the pose, release your left toe and roll onto your back. Repeat the pose on the other side.
SLEEPING VISHNU POSE (ANANTASANA) VARIATION – USE A WALL
Practice this pose against a wall for extra support. Feel free to use a bolster for your back.
Reclining Big Toe Pose - Supta Padangusthasana
Gate Pose – Parighasana
Extended Triangle Pose – Utthita Trikonasana
FOLLOW UP POSES
Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana