Breath should be deep and synchronized with the movement as described in the technique. This is important for it accentuates the massage of the abdominal organs. This asana will give the most benefits if one holds the breath while in the raised position for as long as is comfortable.
One should be aware of the breath and the compression of the abdomen throughout the practice.
For general health benefits do three to five rounds of each stage. For specific ailments such as removal of wind, more rounds can be performed at one's discretion.
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