This asana is very beneficial to the waist and the abdomen. It is a bit difficult to practice but with continuous and regular practice, one will be able to practice it with ease.

Technique :

  • Lie flat on the back. Raise both the legs up.
  • Now hold the left toe with the left hand and the right toe with the right hand.
  • Then straighten both the legs. Inhale deeply.
  • The head and the waist should be firmly attached to the floor.
  • Remain in this position for about ten seconds and then revert to the original position.
  • In the beginning, practice this asana four times daily. Later, it can be practiced six times a day.

Advantages of Katiasana:

  • Katiasana cures all the diseases of the waist.
  • It is a sure remedy for colic pain.
  • It strengthens the lungs and the shoulders.
  • It stimulates the blood circulation in the heart, purifies the blood and prevents heart-troubles.

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