Do you want toned face & neck?
When we think of lion, majority of us will visualize his kingly appearance—his mane, his fierce face, perfect curve at his waist and his mighty roar. His roar has the capacity to put anybody on the run. His overall personality is the epitome of ultimate grace and unlimited strength. They are fiery as well as attractive. The lion signifies the great leadership skills, strength, courage and bravery. This is another yoga practice where we borrow motivation from animals. The Simhasana is the practice in which we imitate the roar of jungle king.
Contraindications of lion pose:
Avoid sitting in Vajrasana in case severe knee pain, injury or recent knee surgery. You can sit in sukhsana or you can use the chair to sit. Please avoid practicing immediately after meals.
Body parts actively involved simhasana:
throat and face
Anatomy of lion pose:
The roar gives a very good massage to your thyroid glands and helps regulating thyroid hormone.
Instructions for the Practice:
• Sit on the mat in Vajrasana with some gap between your knees.
• Rest your palms on the floor in front of you.
• Set your gaze between your eyebrows.
• Breathe in through nose and simultaneously open your mouth wide while stretching your tongue out with ‘haa’sound resonating with lion’s roar.
• You should feel that your tongue is coming out from your throat centre.
• Exhale and take your tongue inside and shut your mouth. Gently close your eyes and palm them for few seconds.
• Repeat it 10 times daily at a time to see the difference.
- The regular practice is very much helpful in hypothyroid.
- This gives a lovely stretch to neck and facial muscles that helps toning face and neck too
- A regular practice can get you high cheekbones.
- It stimulates the platysma muscle of the neck along with facial muscles.
- The lion pose passively facilitates Mula Bandha, Udhiyana Bandh and Jalandhar bandha.