Sarvangabaddhasana, Supta-Baddha-Asana, Complete body Lock
How to perform Sarvangabaddhasana
Lie flat on your back with your legs straight and your hands loosely by your side. Now cross your legs to Padmasan, the lotus seat and lift your legs up so that they come lying on your chest. Stretch out your arms in front of you and then place them down onto your legs, reaching with the hands to your buttocks if you can.
Benefits of Sarvangabaddhasana
Practicing this yoga pose, the complete body lock, is beneficial for your abdomen area. It can help you with gastric problems and enhances digestion.
Through the contraction of muscles in the pelvic region, sarvangabaddhasana also helps your sexual energy.
It brings flexibility to your legs and strength to your arms.
You should feel the stretch but not pain. While you are in the posture, keep on breathing normally. Inhale when you come out of the posture.
Tips and Help
Start with practicing Padmasana and forward-bending first before starting practice of the complete body lock.
When to Avoid doing Sarvangabaddhasana
Please avoid this yoga posture if you are suffering from any kind of back pain, joints pain, from heavy asthma or from diarrhea.