Anjaneyasana’s Benefits

Yoga is an ancient method of training. Now it is being recognized as a valuable exercise method for human well-being. Different types of illnesses can be treated with varying yoga poses and asanas. These yoga postures and asanas help to unify the mind, body, and soul. Yoga was born out of a universal desire for happiness and to eliminate suffering. Yoga is considered the birthplace of Lord Shiva in yogic culture. Many practices and disciplines can be used to practice yoga, such as pranayamas (shatkarma), mudras, and asanas. This section will discuss the anjaneyasana, or low-lunge pose in yoga. Let’s learn more about the health benefits this yogic position has for us. 1

What is Anjaneyasana, you ask?

Anjaneyasana, also known as the low-lunge pose, is commonly known. This pose is a deep, low lunge yoga position that honors Lord Hanuman, the son of Anjani. It is also known as anjaneyasana. This pose is similar to Ardha Chandrasana. 2

This asana can help strengthen and stretch the body. This asana can also improve your body’s balance.

How do you do it?

For maximum health benefits, Anjaneyasana should be performed correctly. Anjaneyasana can be completed in the following ways: 2

Stand in Tadasana. Your body should be in Tadasana, a straight and aligned pose.

Next, extend your left leg backward with the lower leg (partially below the knee) touching the floor.

Place your right foot in front of your left foot by bending your right leg at the knee. It would help if you placed your legs at a distance, so you don’t wobble.

Next, extend your arms above your head and place your hands in the namaskar position.

This asana depicts Lord Hanuman, the son of Anjani. It is therefore called Anjaneyasana. Hold this position for at least 3-5 minutes.

Breathe in and then return to your original work.

You can repeat the steps above with different legs.

What do you know?

Anjaneyasana is a practice that activates the Muladhara Chakra, which is known for increasing confidence, stability, and energy.

Anjaneyasana’s Benefits:

Anjaneyasana has many benefits for your health, flexibility, and balance. These are some of the benefits of this pose:

Anjaneyasana’s benefits on Musculoskeletal Disorders:

Poor body postures and sedentary living can increase the likelihood of developing musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs), which are characterized by reduced mobility and pain. Mrithunjay et al. In 2017, Mrithunjay et al. conducted a review to assess the impact of yoga interventions such as Anjaneyasana (on MSDs). This review found that anjaneyasana may help lower the risk of developing MSDs by activating core muscles. Asanas such as anjaneyasana can help prevent MSDs, but they should not be considered a replacement for modern medicine. For a proper treatment of MSDs, please consult your doctor. For an appropriate treatment of MSDs, please consult your doctor. 3

Anjaneyasana’s benefits on intellectual and developmental disability:

Individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDDs) have difficulty in social interaction, cognitive function, and learning ability. IDDs can occur at any stage of a child’s life or may be congenital (present from birth). Anita et al. In 2020, Anita et al. conducted a study to assess the health benefits of anjaneyasana yogasana for seven weeks. This study found that anjaneyasana improved functional fitness through core strengthening and supine extension. While anjaneyasana practice may help reduce IDDs, it should not be considered a substitute for modern medicine. For a proper treatment of IDD, please consult your doctor. For appropriate management of IDD, please consult your doctor. 4

Anjaneyasana’s Cardiovascular Endurance Benefits:

Your heart’s endurance is the ability to perform at moderate-moderate intensities while maintaining cardiovascular health. James et al. In 2002, James et al. reviewed the effects of yoga interventions on cardiovascular endurance. Summary results showed that anjaneyasana, a type of yoga, positively impacted cardiovascular endurance and increased heart rate. Anjaneyasana and other asanas can improve cardiovascular function. This asana should be different from modern medicine. For proper treatment, consult a doctor and do not rely solely on this asana. 5

The Respiratory System Benefits of Anjaneyasana:

Literature reviews show that pranayamas and yoga asanas can have a positive impact on breathing. James et al. In 2002, James et al. conducted a study to evaluate the effects of yoga interventions on the respiratory system. This review found that regular Anjaneyasana yogasanas increased oxygen levels, improving breathing. This asana could positively impact the respiratory system, improving breathing and possibly helping patients suffering from respiratory distress. This asana should be different from modern medicine. For any problems with your respiratory system, consult a doctor. Do not rely solely on this asana. 5

Additional benefits of Anjaneyasana

It can help improve digestion and internal tone organs such as the stomach. 2

It can help relieve chronic pelvic pain in women. 7

It can improve your body posture. 2

It can relieve sciatica and stretch the legs, armpits, and shoulders. 6


Although the Anjaneyasana mentioned above benefits have not been proven in human studies, they were based on literature searches.

If you have health issues, don’t rely on yoga and asanas.

Talk to your doctor about your condition and prescribe the proper medication.