All of these four asanas have similar benefits. They strengthen the whole spinal column and help to realign displaced vertebrae. They tone up the entire nervous system, including the sympathetic and parasympathetic. All the abdominal organs are squeezed and activated. Intestinal peristalsis is stimulated. They develop the sense of balance and mental concentration.

The benefits of niralamba paschimottan-asana are almost the same as for paschimottan-asana1.


1 For further details on the meaning of paschi-mottanasana refer to Book II, Lesson 13, Topic 2.

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