The left leg should be raised first. This is necessary so that the abdominal pressure is applied firstly on the right side of the abdomen, which in turn pressurizes and massages the ascending colon of the large intestine situated on the right side of the body. In this way the large intestine is massaged in the same order as the action of intestinal peristalsis. This is a great help in removing constipation.
Awareness, sequence, limitations, benefits and points to remember while doing the asana are the same as given for shalabhasana.
Book I, Lesson 4, Topic 2
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