Category Archives: Sitting Postures

Akarna Dhanurasana

Akarna Dhanurasana asana resembles a strung bow. So it is called Akarna Dhanurasana. There are two methods of practicing this asana. Technique 1 : Sit on the ground. Stretch the legs in front. Hold the toe of the right foot with the left hand. Hold the left leg with the right hand and try to… Read More »


In this asana, the upper part of the body is completely turned and twisted. The spine, the muscles of the hands, the legs and the back are stretched. Technique : Sit on the ground with the legs stretched out. Place the left leg near the right knee, stretching out the left hand behind the back,… Read More »

Ardha Vakrasana

 In Ardha Vakrasana, the upper part of the body is twisted and the spine and the back muscles are stretched. Technique : Sit on the floor with the legs stretched in front, keep the legs parallel to each other. Bend the right leg and place it behind the knee of the left leg. Place the… Read More »

Purna Matsyendrasana

Purna Matsyendrasana is easy for those who have practiced Ardha Matsyendrasana for some time. Purna Matsyendrasana is a bit difficult to perform in the beginning. Technique : Sit on the floor with the legs stretched straight in front. Keep the trunk and the head in a vertically straight line. Place the right foot at the… Read More »

Ardha Matsyendrasana

Yoga. It is said that Matsyendranath was the disciple of Lord Shiva. Technique of Ardha Matsyendrasana: Place the right heel near the anus (buttock) below the testicles. Do not move the heel from this position. Bend the left knee and put the left ankle on the outer side of the right knee. Let the right… Read More »

Janu Shirasana

Certain characteristics of this asana are typically the same as those of Pashchimottanasana. In this variation of Pashchimottanasana one leg is extended. Technique of Janu Shirasana: Sit on the ground. Place the left heel pressing hard near the left groin. Keep the right leg stretched and straight. Hold the right foot with the hands. Exhale… Read More »


Pashchimottasana is also known as ‘Ugrasana’. ‘Ugra’ means ‘Shiva’. Lord Shiva is believed to be the god of annihilation. So he is called ‘Ugra’ or ‘the terrible’. As this asana is very difficult to practice, it is known as ‘Ugrasana’. Technique of Pashchimottasana: Sit on the floor with the legs stretched straight in front. Bend… Read More »


‘Veera’ means a hero, a warrior. The practice of this asana increases appetite. Those who perform this asana develop the spirit of adventure, enthusiasm and bravery in them. Technique of Veerasana: Sit on the floor. Keep the body erect and the eyes straight. Bend either of the legs at the knee and place the heel… Read More »


Kandapeepanasana is difficult to perform. This asana presses the Kanda (the place near the navel). So it is called Kandapeedanasana. Technique of Kandapeepanasana: Sit on the floor. Bend the legs at the knees. Bring the feet towards the trunk until the heels are close to the perineum, and keep the knees on the floor. Join… Read More »


In ancient times, the persons who lived in Gurukulasand observed celibacy used to practice this asana regularly. With Sheershasana and Sarvangasana, this asana has been given special importance by our sages for the preservation of the semen.Persons having physical obesity will find it difficult to practice this asana. They may fall on either side while… Read More »