Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose) Benefits and Precautions

Hanumanasana benefits and precautions

Hello friends, welcome to Natural Health Tips, today we will understand Hanumanasana benefits and precautions in detail.

Friends, if you live in India, then you must have heard about an Epic called Ramayana. God Hanuman is explained in detail in the Ramayana.

Our today Yoga posture is based on Lord Hanuman.

It is believed that when Hanuman was departing towards Lanka and returning from there, he made a leap to the sea.

When they made that jump, they split their entire legs. Hanumanasana is named after that split of his. In the monkey pose, we split our legs.

Friends, as I told you this posture is based on Lord Hanuman, It does not mean that it is an ancient one, it is a modern asana.

This posture falls under the category of the advanced pose. Let us now understand it in detail.

Hanumanasana For Beginners-

Friends, as I earlier told you Monkey Pose is a Modern-days posture. This asana falls under the category of the Advance pose.

Hanumanasana is made up of Two Words Hanuman and asana, the meaning of these two words is explained below.

Hanuman-   The split made by the god Hanuman

Asana-          pose

That's why I called it the Front side Split pose. In English, It is also called the Monkey Pose.

Now try to understand the meaning of this asana in a Different language.

English Meaning-   Monkey Pose

Hindi Meaning -      हनुमनसाना 

Sanskrit Meaning-   Hanumanasana

In this pose, our body looks like a Split. Let us try to learn the step-by-step process of the Monkey Pose.

How to do the Monkey Pose-

Preparatory Pose-

1) Naukasana

2) Fish pose

3) Kursiasana


 1) First of all you have to do all preparatory poses, apart from this you also have to do some stretching of your thighs so that the muscles of your thigh can open.

2) In the next step you have to stand on the mat, now you have to bend your right leg.

3) You have to carefully split your left leg into the backside, remember to split your hands should on the ground.

4) Now you have to carefully split your right leg forward.

5) You have to balance your body carefully.

6) After balancing your body, you must lift both hands upwards.

7) In the final position, your hands should be in the Namaskar position. You can compare your final position with the image given above.

8) After some time has passed in this position, you release this pose slowly

Follow up poses-

1) Garudasana

2) Makarasana

3) Supta Virasana


For Beginners-           30 seconds

For Intermediate-      45 seconds

For Expert -                  1 Minute

Beginners Tips-

Friends, as I told you in the introduction, this is an Advance asana, to do this you must first practice the basic pose.

By doing basic yoga, your body becomes flexible, which makes it easy to split.

In the initial days, you have the problem of splitting to apply a cushion under your leg.

If you are still not divided, do as much as you can, slowly your legs will open.


1) Forward bend Hanumanasana

2) Simple front-side split

3) Monkey pose Front side bound hands

Hanumanasana Benefits-

1) This pose makes your hips, and thighs strong, and flexible.

2) This asana makes your lower body strength.

3) Regular exercise in this posture reduces your lower body fat.

4) It completely erases the fat of your lower abdomen and loves handles.

5) This pose also helps in reducing the fat of your thighs.

6) In this asana, our waist is very straight, due to which the pain of your waist and neck is eradicated.

7) By doing the monkey pose, blood flow in your body improves, due to which all your blood-related disease is cured.

8) This posture also cures all the diseases related to your digestion. If you are constipated, this pose fixes that too.

9) By doing this pose, you do not have stress and anxiety-related diseases.

10) This posture also boosts your memory power.

Monkey pose Precautions-

1) You should pay a lot of attention while splitting because if you are a little careless, you may get injured.

2) Do not practice this pose if you have injury or pain in the Hip, Thighs, knee, and ankle

3) Do not do this asana even if you have neck and cervical pain

4) Pregnant women should not practice this posture.

5) Do not posture if you have a headache or migraine problems.

What have you learned from Hanumanasana benefits and precautions-

Friends, this is modern yoga, through which you can lose weight easily.

But this pose is a bit difficult, so first, you will get your basic clear, and only then do you practice it.

Hope you liked today's Post-Hanumanasana benefits and precautions

Questions and answers related to Hanumanasana -

Q1) What are the benefits of Hanumanasana?

Ans - The biggest benefit of Monkey Pose is that it increases the flexibility of your thighs, hips, and joints.

Q2 ) Who should not do Hanumanasana?

Ans - The person who has pain in the hips and joints and has suffered an injury in the hips should not do Hanumanasana.

Q3 ) Is Hanumanasana a forward bend?

Ans - Yes, the Monkey pose is a Forward Bend pose.

Q4) How can I practice Hanumanasana?

Ans - You can practice Hanumanasana yoga by following the above-mentioned process.

Q5) How long does it take to do Hanumanasana?

Ans- You can practice this pose daily for 30 seconds to 60 seconds.

Q6) Should pregnant women do this pose?

Ans- No, this pose should not be followed by pregnant women.

Q7) What is the English name of hanumansana?

Ans - In English, Hanumanasana is known as Monkey Pose.

Q8) What muscles are used in Hanumanasana?

The hamstrings, gluteus, hip flexors, and psoas muscles are used to perform this pose.

Q9) What level is Hanumanasana?

Ans - Hanumanasana is an advanced level pose

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