Category Archives: Hand Postures

Konasana

The posture has a shape of an angle formed by the arms and the legs. So it is called Konasana. In this asana, the balance is maintained with the palms and the heels firmly fixed on the ground. Technique : Keep the feet close together. Keep the arms perpendicular to the shoulders and extend the… Read More »

Utthita Ekapapashirasana

This asana is comparatively difficult for the beginners. The body should be properly flexible and the arms should be strong for the perfect performance of this asana. Gymnasts can practice this asana with ease and comfort. Technique : Sit in the posture of Akarna Dhanurasana Technique 2 . Place the hands on the floor. Raise… Read More »

Uttamangasana

To practice Uttamangasana is not so easy as either Lolasana or Kukkutasana. The body should be strong to practice this asana. Gymnasts can perform this asana very easily. Technique : First sit in the position of Padmasana. Then raise the knees and press them between the chest and the arms. Then raise the body with… Read More »

Utthita Dwihastabhujasana

This asana is a variation of Tolasana. It is a little difficult to practice. An aspirant must have strong arms to practice this asana. Technique : Rest the palms on the floor in such a way that the lower parts of the shoulders lie between the calves and the thighs. Raise the feet from the… Read More »

Tolasana

This is a variation of Bakasana. This asana is also called Tulitasana. Technique : Practice Bakasana as shown in Bakasana Technique 1. At the last stage of the asana, do not rest the soles under the elbows, but keep them a bit apart in the middle of the arms. This pose is known as Tolasana.… Read More »

Bakasana

‘Baka’ means a stork. Bakasana is one among the best of the asanas. Two different techniques have been given here. Technique : A beginner should practice this asana with the support of a wall. Place the forearms and the elbows on the floor. Push against the floor lightly with the legs. Slowly move the legs… Read More »

Vrischikasana

‘Vrishchika’ means a scorpion. In this asana, the body assumes the pose of a scorpion. So it is called Vrishchikasana. Those who can practise Sheershasana or Hastavrikshasanafor a long time can practise this asana with ease and comfort. Technique : A beginner should practice this asana with the support of a wall. Place the forearms… Read More »

Mayurasana

‘Mayura’ means a peacock. This asana is a straight plane with the forearms as levers. When this asana is performed, the body assumes the posture which resembles a peacock, which explains the Sanskrit name Mayurasana. Compared with other asanas, this asana is difficult to practise. Physical fitness is a pre¬requisite to practise this asana. To… Read More »