Reverse Prayer Pose (Pashchima Namaskarasana) Stand in mountain pose and bend your knees slightly. Relax your shoulders, bringing your hands behind your back & grabbing the opposite elbow in opposite hands. Slowly join your palms together in prayer pose with your finger tips facing down.
The Reverse Prayer Pose or Penguin Pose or Pashchima Namaskarasana or Viparita Namaskarasana has many names. It is a variation of the Tadasana. This standing yoga asana literally means pashchima or ‘being behind ‘ and namaskara or ‘offering respect’, while the asana or ‘posture’ denotes the position .
Cow Face Pose stretches the hips, ankles, shoulders, arms, and chest—almost every part of your body. It demonstrates how different the two sides of most people’s bodies are; often it’s much easier to bring your hands to meet behind your back on one side than the other.
Lift the left elbow toward the ceiling and, from the back armpit, descend the right elbow toward the floor. Firm your shoulder blades against your back ribs and lift your chest. Try to keep the left arm right beside the left side of your head . Stay in this pose about 1 minute.
Surya Namaskar consists of 7 asanas that are performed in a cyclic order, thereby creating 12 asanas in total.
The name comes from the Sanskrit words paschima (पश्चिम, paścima) meaning “west” or “the back of the body”; uttana (उत्तान, uttāna) meaning “intense stretch” or “straight” or “extended”; and asana (आसन, āsana) meaning “posture” or “seat”.
The fingers work together to direct the pencil, and the thumb acts primarily to hold the pencil in place against the forefinger . With both lateral grips, the muscles of the wrist and forearms are more active in creating letters and shapes.