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The only difference is that in this asana face goes upwards. </P><H4 class='Asana'> How to reach the stretch </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI>Lie down in <A href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Advasana.html'>Advasana</A></A>. <LI>Both the legs will be together, palms resting on the ground, hands by the side of the body.<LI>Now take your hands in front of your face, lift your face and let both of your hands rest on the both sides of your chin.<LI>Your legs should be straight and together.<LI>You can devote 30 to 60 second easily in this pose.</UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> How to release the stretch </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1>To release, come back to the position of shavasana and relax.</UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> Benefits </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI>It is very useful in Spondylitis of Lumber region.<LI>It also maintains flexibility of Backbone and gives exercise to the nerves attached to the spine.<LI>This is also beneficial in Sciatica Problem.</UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> Caution </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI>If some one has Cancer or T.B. of the backbone it should not be practiced.</UL></P><P class='Asana'> Next: <A class='Asana' href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Makarasana-3.html'>Makarasana-3</A></P><BR>&nbsp;<table><TR><TD><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-4485548036268966"; google_ad_width = 234; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "234x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text_image"; //2007-01-01: Main Body google_ad_channel = "6688228232"; //--></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></TD></TR></table><! -Main Body Ends></TD></TR></Table></TD><TD class="CntrlTbl" width="139px" bgcolor="#9A0000" valign='top'><img width="139" height="31" src='http://yoga.omgyan.com/OumRotate.gif' alt='Overview'> <! -Right Column Starts> <A class='LeftHead' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/asana-index.html'>Yoga Asana</A><UL class='LeftMenu' type="disc"><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Dhanurasana.html'>Dhanurasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Bhujangasana.html'>Bhujangasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Kukkutasana.html'>Kukkutasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Mayurasana.html'>Mayurasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Trikonasana.html'>Trikonasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Bakasana.html'>Bakasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Majrasana.html'>Majrasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Halasana.html'>Halasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Navasana.html'>Navasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Ardha-Chandrasana-1.html'>Ardha-Chandrasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Lolasana.html'>Lolasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Supta-Garbhasana.html'>Supta-Garbhasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Virasana-2.html'>Virasana-2<BR></A><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/asana-index.html'><b>. . 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