Mayur Deshpande
  Personal trainer in Mumbai
Yoga Types of Yoga

Physical Exercise

Chakra Padasana (Leg rotation)

Stage I
1) Lie down in supine position(head facing the sky).
2) Raise the right leg 5 cm from the ground, keeping the knee straight.
3) Rotate the entire leg clockwise 10 times in as large a circle as possible and slowly.
4) The heel should not touch the floor at any time during the rotation.
5) Rotate 10 times in the opposite direction. Repeat with the left leg.Do not strain.
6) Rest in the base position introducing abdominal breathing until the respiration returns to normal.
Stage 2:
1) Bend and Raise both legs together.
2) Keep them together throughout the practice.
3) Rotate both legs clockwise and then anti-clockwise 3 to 5times.
4) The circular movement should be as large as possible.
Breathing:
Breathe normally throughout the practice. Awareness: On the mental counting of each round, rotation of the leg(s) and on the effects of the asana on the hips and abdomen.
Benefits:
1) It strengthen abdominal and lower back muscles.
2) It loosens hip muscles.
Guidelines-
1) People with lower back pain should avoid this.
2) Stage should not be performed with straight legs.