Naukasana: Naukasana consists of two words – “Nauka” means Boat and “Asana” means Yoga pose. Because it has the shape of a boat, hence the name is Naukasana. Navasana is one of the few yoga postures that can be performed both lie on your back (Supine position) and on the stomach (folded posture). The position of the boat is very good from the point of view of health, since it not only extends to the abdominal muscles, but actually tones up all the vital organs of the abdominal. This is useful for treating problems associated with the pancreas, liver, kidneys and gastric juices. Below we will see more health benefits of this yoga pose.
Paripurna: In Sanskrit, “paripurna” means a full or complete “nava” means a boat, and “asana” means a pose; therefore, the English name: Full Boat Pose. Despite the efforts and many actions involved, the intention of stability in this pose can help to soothe and align your body, mind and emotions.
Boat Yoga Pose is a challenging balance position that engages the core. In addition to creating physical strength, it has the potential to create a great mental strength in us. It does this by showing us our ability to overcome difficult situations and stimulating our roots and sacred chakras. This allows you to increase confidence, self-esteem and a balanced ego.
This is the pose that brings us to ourselves and allows us to celebrate the strengths of the people around us without fear of inadequacy. In addition, ab and deep strengthening of the femur thigh of Paripurna Navasana requires that you balance the tripod on seated bones and bones.
Physical Benefits of Boat Yoga Pose:
- Practicing a boat posture, you not only strengthen your core, but also the hips and flexors of your spine. This helps with good posture, so if you practice regularly with a boat posture, you should be able to keep posture erect for years to come.
- Boat Pose also stimulates the kidneys and helps to improve digestion, so everything goes smoothly!
Benefits of Boat Yoga Pose:
- Stretches and strengthens the abdominal muscles
- Improves balance and digestion
- Strengthens the hamstrings
- Strengthens your spine and thigh bone
- Stimulates kidneys, thyroid, prostate glands, and intestines
- AIDS in stress management
- Improves confidence
- Improves the health of all organs of the abdominal cavity, especially the liver, pancreas and kidneys.
- It tones the muscles of the legs and shoulder
- Useful for people with hernia
- Helps to regulate blood flow at the sugar level.
- It toughens the muscles of the neck, shoulders and legs.
- The stretching, contraction and relaxation of the abdominal area associated with Naukasana which is a really good and effective way to burn the belly fat if it is regularly practiced.
- Stimulation during posture helps to improve and regulate digestion, including relief of excess gas and relief of constipation.
- Most importantly, it acts as a natural distress tool, keeping your mind free and peaceful.
- Thin waistline: Navasana is good to reduce fat around the waist.
- Good for the kidneys: strengthens the kidneys and tones them.
- Navel displacement: It helps to place the navel in a suitable position.
- Gastric juices: It is good for the secretion of gastric juice and is effective for the digestive process and stimulates the movement of intestinal peristalsis.
- Develop Six Pack ABS: This is a very powerful yoga posture and gives a significant stretching of the abdominal muscles. Regularly practice for a longer period of time help you to develop six abs.
- Improves blood circulation: Navasana helps improve blood circulation, burning excess fat in the arteries and veins.
- Strengthens the back muscles: Helps strengthen the weak muscles of the back.
- Good for hormones: More or less it strengthens all body systems, such as muscles, digestive, circulatory, nervous and hormonal systems.
- Deletion of lethargy: Removes toxins from the body and makes the body active and energetic.
Precautions to Take While Practicing Boat Yoga Pose:
- It is recommended that patients with asthma and heart do not practice Naukasana.
- If you have low blood pressure, severe headache and migraine, you should avoid this yoga posture.
- People suffering from chronic diseases or vertebral disorders are advised not to practice this yoga posture.
- Women should avoid it during pregnancy, and also during the first two days of the menstrual cycle.
- Do not perform this yoga pose if you have spine diseases in the recent past.
- Women should avoid boat yoga pose (Naukasana) during pregnancy.