Simhasana is a SANSKRIT word that means Simha means a "Lion" and Asana means a "seat or pose". Simhasana 2 pose is called "Lion Pose hand under legs" in English. This Mudra is mentioned in Hatha yoga and Modern yoga. Lion Pose 2 helps to strengthen the voice, reduce wrinkles on the face and neck, benefit the thyroid gland and reduce stress levels.
Sit with the hips on the heels and the palms resting on the knees, breathe in and reach the crown of the head up to lengthen the spine. then breathe out, bring the palms to the floor in front of the knees, arch the spine, focus on the third eye point, stick out the tongue, and roar like a lion Haaa out of your mouth. then breathe in and back to the starting pose and repeat 2 to 5 times.
Benefits of Simhasana 2 yoga:
There are the most important health benefits of Simhasana 2 are,
1. This pose helps to reduce wrinkles on the face and neck and increases the glow.
2. This pose helps to improve the immune system and fight against infections and viruses.
3. Simhasana 2 pose helps to reduce tonsils problems.
4. Continues practices of this pose help to reduce stress and anger.
5. Continued practices of the Simhasana pose help to improve vocal cords which means you get a deep and clear voice.
6. This pose helps to relax throat and face muscles. This pose increases blood circulation and also alleviates stiffness.
7. Simhasana 1 helps to activate the fifth chakra that is located in the thyroid. This chakra is the superpower of creativity, communication, and expression. Continued performing Simhasana helps to boost your creativity and communication abilities.
8. Simhasana pose helps to get a good stretch. your chest opens up as you bend forward and roar. This pose also improves body posture by stretching the spine.
Step by Step Simhasana 2 yoga:
1. Sit in Padmasana. (Step 1 )
2. Spread the arms in front and place the palms on the floor, fingers pointing forward.
3. Stand on the knees and then push the pelvic region to the floor.
4. Extend the back by contracting the buttocks, keeping the arms fully stretched. The pressure of the body rests on the palms and knees only. Open the mouth and extend the tongue out towards the chin as far as you can. (Front view: step 2. Side view: Step 3)
5. Look at the centre of the eyebrows or at the tip of the nose and keep the posture for about 30 seconds. Breathe through the mouth.
6. Sit in Padmasana (Step 1) and lift the hands off the floor. Then interchange the position of the legs, perform Padmasana again and repeat the pose for the same amount of time.