Category Archives: Kneeling Postures

Vrushasana

‘Vrusha’ means a bull. An aspirant who performs this asana resembles the image of manliness. He is believed to be a ‘man-bull’ and so this asana is called Vrushasana. Physical  flaccidity in a young body is a sign of old age. it Indicates physical weakness. This asana helps to preserve youth. Technique : Bend the… Read More »

Ushtrasana

Ushtrasana belongs to the category of Vajrasana. It should be practiced after practicing Vajrasana. ‘Ushtra’ means a camel. In this asana almost all the limbs of the body are arched like those of a camel. So it is called Ushtrasana. Technique: Kneel on the ground as in Vajrasana keeping the distance of about fifteen cms… Read More »

Bhoo Namana Vajrasana

This is one of the variations of Vajrasana. This is to be performed in the direction opposite to that of Supta Vajrasana. Some consider this asana to be one kind of Yoga-Mudra. Technique : Attain Vajrasana. Slowly and cautiously bend the trunk forward. Take the arms to the back. Hold the right forearm with the… Read More »

Supta Vajrasana

Supta Vajrasana is similar to Ardha Shavasana. It can be placed in the category of Matsyasana. One should practice it only after one masters Vajrasana. Compared to Vajrasana, Supta Vajrasana requires more strength and flexibility of the spine. Technique : Attain Vajrasana. Then with the support of the elbows lie with the back on the… Read More »

Vajrasana

An aspirant practicing Vajrasana achieves a firm and strong posture. It is easy to remain motionless in this posture, hence it is named as Vajrasana. Technique : Bend the legs at the knees. Place the heels at the sides of the anus in such a way that the thighs rest on the legs and the… Read More »