Paripurna means “complete” and nava , “boat.” Paripurna Navasana is reminiscent of a rowing boat. The muscles of the back and stomach are activated to maintain this posture. Strengthening these muscles is especially beneficial in preventing lower back problems.
- Sitting position in Dandasana
- Exhale and lean back slowly, back straight. Use your hands to keep your balance.
- Slowly lift your legs off the floor and gently stretch your arms, straight with your palms facing each other.
- The back and legs are bent at the same angle and straight. Breathe evenly.
- Hold the pose for 20-30 seconds and sit back in Dandasana
- Strengthens abdomen and back.
- Helps to release stress
- Improves digestion
- Revitalizes the spine
Do not perform this asana if you have the following injuries or ailments:
- Heart trouble
- Low blood pressure
- Back injuries
Avoid this pose if you tend to suffer from back pain.