Naukasana, Boat Yoga Pose Benefits and Steps

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Naukasana, Boat Yoga Pose Benefits and StepsIn Sanskrit ‘Nauka’ means ‘Boat’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. So this asana is called as Naukasana. While practicing boat pose you will see the entire body takes a shape of a boat. This boat pose is beneficial to cure many physical disorders. Basically naukasana helps to strengthen the lungs, liver and pancreas.  Helps to increases the circulation of blood and maintain the sugar level.

Benefits of Naukasana (Boat-Pose)

  1. Helps to reduce belly fat.
  2. Improve the function of digestion.
  3. Good for developing six pack ABS.
  4. Regulates the function of pancreas, liver and lungs.
  5. Strengthens abdominal muscles.
  6. Good for diabetes patient to maintain the sugar level.
  7. Improves the blood circulation.
  8. Strengthens the muscles of thigh, hips, necks and shoulder.
  9. Improves the function of kidney, thyroids and prostate glands.

Steps for Naukasana (Boat-Pose)

  1. Lie flat on your back on the yoga mat with your arms by your side.
  2. Relax in this position for some time and keep breathing normally.
  3. Now inhale slowly and lift your both legs as per shown in the above image.
  4. Keep legs straight and should not be bent.
  5. Raise your upper body to touch your legs with both hands.
  6. Try to maintain the angle of 45 degrees.
  7. Hold your breath and the posture for 10-15 seconds. You can increase the time of holding posture by practicing regularly.
  8. Now exhale slowly and get back to your starting position.

Duration

3-4 repetitions daily but should not overdo.

Precautions for Naukasana (Boat-Pose)

  1. Suffering from low or high blood pressure, hip joint pain, arthritis, severe headache, migraine,  hernia and ulcer patients should not practice naukasana (Boat pose).
  2. Consult a doctor first before practicing any exercise and practice under expert guidance.
  3. Pregnant women should not practice this boat pose.
  4. Avoid practicing during periods but if you are comfortable to practice then go ahead.

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    2. Hi Jyoti,
      Thanks so much for visiting our website.
      First of all you will have to check your calcium, magnesium and vitamin D which is very important for joint and muscles. If it is not sufficient then you have to take care of it. Never take any medicine without doctor advice.

      Check our articles –
      http://eyogaguru.com/yoga-exercise-for-curing-an-relieving-knee-pain/
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