In an article published in Yoga International, Luke Ketterhagen described banarasana (one of the names given to the Lunge pose) as “an asana treasure waiting to be discovered”.
Over the last few days, I occasionally felt tightness around my ribcage, very mildly and briefly. However last night, it became quite intense. No doubt, it was the so- called MS hug, which is basically due to spasms of the muscles between the ribs. It can last a few minutes or hours.
This is one of these simple poses that comes naturally to me when I start to practice in the morning. After some basic warm-ups, i usually do some cat/cow to release the spine and then Balancing Table.
The Sanskrit word “mudra” means “gesture” or “attitude” and although there are head mudras and postural mudras, I use the term “mudra” here to describe the “Hasta mudras” or hand mudras. According to my teacher Dr Omanand, “Mudras have the capacity to heal out weaknesses and thus bring about complete health”.
A crucial tool to cope with MS, in particular with fatigue or any time to feel to recharge your batteries, as it has the benefits of inversion without creating heat in the body (which would made fatigue worse). You just need a wall an a rolled blanket!