Sleeping Vishnu Pose (Anantasana) – Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan


Sleeping Vishnu Pose (Anantasana) – Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan

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:

  1. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF SLEEPING VISHNU POSE (ANANTASANA)

  1. Strengthens your core, sides of your torso and the back of your legs

  2. Tones your stomach muscles

  3. Increases energy and boosts confidence

HOW TO PRACTICE SLEEPING VISHNU POSE (ANANTASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


PREPARATORY POSES


Reclining Big Toe Pose - Supta Padangusthasana


Gate Pose – Parighasana


Extended Triangle Pose – Utthita Trikonasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana

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