1. For Hastha Parshvasana, sit in any comfortable pose, entwine your fingers behind the back and, while inhaling, stretch the chest forward and hands backwards.
2. At the same time, stretch your neck slightly backwards.
3. While exhaling, come back to the normal sitting posture.
4. Repeat this three to four times.
Benefits & Precautions:
This asnana improves the functioning of the lungs, diaphragm, ribs and cardiac muscles. It also helps in relieving constipation, back pain, arthritis, and pain in the joints.