Sit in Dandasana. Now twist your upper body to one side and place your palms behind you on the floor. They can be a good bit behind your buttocks.
Now exhale and bring your head down as far as you can, turning your shoulder along, your face now close to the floor.
Remain in the pose for some time and enjoy feeling the stretch in your side.
Slowly come out of the pose with inhalation and turn to the other side
Repeat this exercise several times on both sides.
This yoga pose brings you flexibility in your upper body, your neck, shoulders and your arms.
Through the twist of your torso, your intestines and stomach get massaged which gives a positive stimulation to your digestive system.
It additionally helps you to shape your belly and lose extra belly fat.
You can even do this exercise when you are in bed.
This yoga posture stimulates the third chakra, the Manipoor Chakra, and thus activates your enthusiasm, your active energy and your self-esteem.
If you are suffering from lower back pain or slip disk pain, this pose should be avoided.