Navasana --> Boat Pose

Navasana Health Benefits

In Ashtanga yoga Primary series Navasana posture is practiced five times for five breaths in a row. In between each five breaths you pick yourself up into Lolasana or pendant pose on an inhale.  This posture is often presented as an abdominal strengthener, which it is, as your core has to be very strong to be able to hold this posture. But more importantly Navasana strengthens the deep hip flexors that attach the inner thigh bones to the front of the spine. This yoga asana also helps in toning the intestines in a very effective manner, making the intestine work the maximum without over exerting.  

  • This posture tones and strengthens your abdominal muscles
  • Strengthens your spine and hip flexors
  • Improves balance and digestion
  • Stimulates the kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands
  • Aids in stress relief
  • Improves confidence