One may remain in this position, sometimes with the head resting on the right side and sometimes on the left, for 1 to 5 minutes allowing the blood and energy to flow to the chest area. It is better to do the salutation to the earth as a dynamic exercise a few times before remaining in the static position.
Contraindications: Serious lower back problems, hernia, High blood pressure, detached retina, neck problems
Benefits: Opens up the flow of blood and bioenergy to the upper back, chest, and neck. It also frees the accupressure points in the arms and upper chest which control the flow of energy to the lungs.