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Hatha Yoga Tip

CANDLE – Intermediate – Advanced

Starting from shoulder stand, slowly lift right arm off the ground and place the right hand onto the front of the right thigh, arm straight. Balance, then, lift left arm to thigh. Keep the balance on the shoulders, neck and head. Hold for up to 1 minute. Slowly return the arms and support the back, lowering down from shoulder stand.

Tones and revitalizes the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Improves and balances the metabolism of cells in the body
Improves the blood supply to the roots of the spinal nerves
Stretches away the stress in thence and shoulder muscles
Relieves the pain of varicose veins
Stimulates cheerfulness and helps cure depression
Helps relive mental sluggishness
Promotes clear thinking

This yoga asana is an edited contribution for the Sivananda Gurugram partly sourced and edited from the Sivananda Publication: “Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion” – Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre – 2010.

Little acts make great actions. – Sri Swami Sivananda

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