Meru pristhasana or the spine and back pose involves rotating the upper body while you concentrate on twisting the spine. The asana provides inner balance and helps deepen your breath. It is a relaxing yoga pose and relieves both physical and mental tension. It relaxes your stiff back and can be practiced after a tiring day. Yoga expert Mahua Deb trainer Defence Welfare Association and at Vishakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) shows the correct technique to practice the Meru Pristhasana and its benefits: Steps: Stand erect with legs slightly apart and inhaling raise arms sideways and place fingertips on shoulders.