Rabbit pose is an energising asana by bringing a fresh supply of blood and oxygen to the brain. It provides flexibility to the cervical spine and massages the digestive organs.
For a more intense stretch, bring your arms together at the lower back, clasp your fingers together and lift your arms up as far as you can without placing any pressure or strain on your back or arms.
Provides flexibility to the spine, especially the cervical spine
Massages the digestive organs
Stretches the arms, back and shoulders
Releases nervous tension, stress, anxiety and fatigue
Contraindications: (consult this pose with your general medical practitioner if you have the following)
Eye infections/ or any kind of infections from the shoulders up
High blood pressure
Injury to the knees, spine and shoulders
Rabbit pose is ideal to do in the morning as it provide an energising effect to the mind and relaxes the nervous system. A good pose to follow from this is extended puppy pose, going into a deeper stretch for the shoulders.
*As this is considered an inversion pose by bringing the head down, always ensure you get out of the pose very gently. Do not rush out of the pose and get all the way up.