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Banana

Bananasana

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Banana
Pose categories
Primary body parts engaged
Secondary
Muscle Groups
Stretches obliques and IT band
Opens gall bladder meridian
Improves body awareness

How to perform banana

  1. Lie on your back with your legs together. Reach your arms overhead with an inhale and grasp your elbows.
  2. Keeping your hips stable, move your legs and upper body to the left with an exhale. Cross your right ankle over your left ankle to deepen the stretch.
  3. Hold the pose and take slow, deep breaths.
  4. Return to center with an inhale. Change sides.
Alignment cues
  • Keep hips at center
  • Both buttocks on floor
  • Torso and legs arched in same direction
  • Ankles crossed
Modification: Do not cross your feet.
Avoid this pose if you have low back injury.
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Banana (Bananasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the supine categories. This asana targets obliques and spine and also involves shoulders muscles. Banana stretches and strengthens legs, opens chest; rejuvenates abdominal organs and also reduces fatigue, increases energy. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory.

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