Yoga Pose of the Day – Navasana (Boat Pose)
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The name comes from the Sanskrit words nava meaning “boat” and asana (आसन) meaning “posture” or “seat”. In its literal translation, “Boat Pose”, the body could be imagined to resemble a boat, entirely balanced on the buttocks. Variations include Paripurna Navasana (Sanskrit: परिपूर्णनावासन; IAST: paripūrṇanāvāsana “Full Boat Pose”), Ardha Navāsana (Sanskrit: अर्धनावासन “Half Boat Pose”), and ekapadanavasana (“one legged boat pose”).
Navasana is a great pose for strengthening the abdominals, core, low back and pelvic muscles all at the same time. It also develops flexibility in the hamstrings and shoulders.
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