Nauka Sanchalasana

Nauka means boat and sanchalan means to row . This asana is based on the concept of rowing boats hence the nomenclature.

Getting into the asana:
Sit on the mat with your legs straight in front of the body.
Raise your arms parellel to the legs.
Clench your hands with palms facing downwards.
Exhale and bend forward from the waist as far as comfortable, straightening the arms.
Inhale  lean back as far as possible, drawing the hands back towards the shoulders. 
The hand should make a complete circular motion in every round as if rowing a boat.
The legs should be straight throughout. 
Practice 5-10rounds.

Tones the abdomen
Relieves constipation
strengthens the pelvic muscles

Therapeutic in;
Prostate Problems
Gynaecological disorders

Spinal Cord Injury
2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy

Settled in  Gurgaon for the last 3 years, Sumita is a yoga enthusiast. She firmly believes that each child is a born yogi.Has been practising yoga for the last 5-6 years in Bangalore and Gurgaon . she quit working once her daughter was born. Now she enjoys motherhood along with pursuing hobbies like light music,reading and cooking and of course doing  yoga.