Supta Virasana, know its benefits

The Posture of the Hero Reclining, or Supta Virasana, account with multiple benefits in your practice:


  • Provides high flexibility to the joints of the knees and ankles, and rests deeply into the legs.
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  • Helps to relax the feet and thereby prevents problems associated with the plantar arch.
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  • Improves blood flow to the legs and venous return, thus preventing the occurrence of varicose veins.
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  • Strengthens the sacrum and the pelvic region.
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  • Stabilizes the action of the heart, silk the nervous system and pacifies the emotions.
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  • it Balances the functions of the thyroid glands and parathyroid glands.
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  • Exerts a beneficial massage on the pelvic region and the abdominal viscera.
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  • assists in the functioning of the sex glands.

Among some of their therapeutic applications include the treatment of sciatica, digestive disorders such as gas or heartburn, respiratory disease, arthritis, infertility, menstrual problems, varicose veins and insomnia.

How do I do it?

-Sit on your legs, leaving you with the heels glued to your glutes.

-Put your hands on your rosillas and made a couple of deep breaths.

-Keep your head with the view to the front and the back as upright as possible.

-Intertwines your hands and carry them to the roof in an inspiring feeling of how “vengeance” into the sky.

-Exhale as you begin to slowly lower your trunk toward the ground, helping your hands and forearms.

-you Can vary this position by arching the trunk and supporting the top of the head on the ground, to allow the back to air, or support the upper back and head on the ground.

-Your arms can hold close to the body or below the neck, as you feel more comfortable position.

-Hold the posture for a few breaths and feel how you stretch your thighs, back and abdomen. Enjoy the position and begins to undo slowly returning to the start position.

To facilitate the posture: Use folded blankets under your lower back and cushions to support the head. If not you can go down to the floor, use props such as blankets and cushions to adjust your position. Remember that the practice of yoga should not embarrass you much less cause you pain. It is better to go slowly progressing in the postures, feeling your body comfortable and in balance.