18. Purna Shava Shanti Asanam (Complete Pose of Relaxation and Peace)

1. Heels together, toes apart.
2. Lie down on the back. Clench and relax each hand, right first and then left, with the thumb clasped inside the palm
3. Alternately raise and lower each leg slowly, first right and then left. Flex each foot forwards and backwards at the ankle and allow each to fall to the ground.
4. Slowly raise each arm and lower to the ground, bending the elbow slightly and keeping the shoulder relaxed.
5. Turn the head from left to right 5 times each side.
6. Relax the entire body.

Regulates blood circulation and reduces high blood pressure. Helps recovery from long-standing pains. Cures psychosomatic disorders. Slows the respiratory rate, thereby resting the heart and nerves. Relieves giddiness, nervousness and irritability and alleviates angina and cardiac problems.

Contra-indications: None.