The following two asanas, although reasonably simple, are very beneficial for the whole body, particularly the back and abdomen. The nerves in the spinal cord, the vital link between the body and the brain, as well as the internal organs of digestion are stretched, massaged and revitalized.
Both of these asanas have been taught to us by animals, which perform similar body movements without having to think about them or train themselves as human beings do. They are in tune with nature and instinctively know what is best for their body.
SAITHALY ASANA (ANIMAL RELAXATION POSE)
Most of us have seen various animals, particularly dogs and cats, sit on the floor, fold their rear legs under their body, stretch and tense their front limbs and then rest their heads between the front paws. In this position they are completely relaxed. This asana is so called because it imitates this action.
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