Sit in Vajrasana with back upright and hands resting on
the thighs. Inhale deeply, then exhale with your mouth
opened wide, tongue extending out, and eyes looking up to
point between your brows while stretching your arms and
spreading and extending your fingers out over your knees.
Hold this position while inhaling and exhaling two to five
times, and feel the breath in the back of your throat.
Then exhale as you return to the starting position.
An often-overlooked benefit of Simhasana is that helps
keep the platysma (a flat, thin, rectangular-shaped muscle
on the front of the throat) firm as we grow older. The
platysma, when contracted, pulls down on the corners of
the mouth and wrinkles the skin of the neck. Simhasana
gives stretch to face and arms and relieves tension in the
chest and face. It can also relieve a sore throat and
other respiratory ailments. According to traditional
texts, Simhasana helps to cure diseases and facilitates
the three major Bandhas (Mula, Jalandhara, Uddiyana).