Valakhiliasana should only be attempted after mastering Eka Pada Rajkapotasana, as it is a continuation of that pose. To execute the asana, follow these steps:
- Begin in pigeon pose by clasping the left ankle with both hands and stretching the left leg back, which stretches the muscles of the front half of the body, legs, and arms. This pose places a significant load on the internal organs of the abdominal cavity and opens up the chest. It should be done with caution.
- Take a few deep breaths through the nose in this position.
- Slowly return to the starting position.
- Repeat the asana with the other leg.
Valakhiliasana is especially beneficial for urogenital disorders as it targets this area of the body. It can also help the normal functioning of endocrine glands such as the thyroid, pancreas, adrenal glands, and gonads. This asana is known to benefit various body ailments, including osteochondrosis, postural disorders, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
It is important to note that Valakhiliasana should not be performed during periods of disease exacerbation. It is recommended to learn this asana under the guidance of a qualified instructor in a step-by-step manner.