Category Archives: Sitting Postures


 When Gomukhasana is performed, the performer’s posture resembles a cow-head. So it is called Gomukhasana. This is one of the eighty-four asanas. Technique of Gomukhasana: Place the left heel on the left side of the anus. Bend the right leg in such a way that the right knee rests on the left knee and the… Read More »


While performing this asana, the body takes the shape of a frog. So this asana is called Mandukasana. Technique of Mandukasana: Take the legs backwards. Let the feet touch each other. Stretch the knees on both the sides. Rest the hands as shown in the figure. keep the knees as apart as possible. Keep the… Read More »


 Simhasana is one of the eighty-four asanas. This asana is also called Bhairavasana. The face posture of this asana, when followed in Vajrasana and Bhadrasana, is known as Simhasana. Technique of Simhasana: Bend the legs from the knees and bring them on the backside. Sit on the heels. The heels must be on Both the… Read More »


Siddhasana is performed mostly by the Siddhas semi divine beings. This is the reason why this asana is called Siddhasana. The main function of this asana is to awaken the power of Kundalini (annular power residing in the mystical circle above the reproductive organs). Technique of Siddhasana: Sit on the floor, with legs stretched straight… Read More »


When Garbhasana is performed, the pose achieved resembles that of a human foetus in the womb. So this asana is called Garbhasana. Technique of Garbhasana: As in Kukkutasana, insert the hands between the thighs and the calves. Push the arms forward till the elbows can be easily bent. Then hold the lobe of the right… Read More »


‘Kukkuta’ is a Sanskrit word which means a cock. This asana or posture resembles that of a cock and hence the name is Kukkutasana. Technique : Sit in Padmasana. Rest the palms on the floor besides the hips. Slowly raise the trunk without a jerk.  continue normal breathing. Legs should be raised off the floor… Read More »

Utthita Padmasana (Lolasana)

Utthita Padmasana (Lolasana) is a variation of Padmasana. In this asana, the body is lifted up with both the hands on the floor. This is the reason why it is called ‘Utthita Padmasana’ or Lolasana or Dolasana. This asana is more difficult than Padmasana because in this asana the whole body is balanced on both… Read More »


Parvata means a mountain. This asana is also known as ‘Viyogasana’, because it involves a special technique of Yoga. Only healthy persons should practice this asana. Technique: Sit in Padmasana. Join the palms of the hands. Stretch the arms vertically up over the head. some persons perform this asana sitting in the posture of Veerasana.… Read More »

Baddha Padmasana

This is a variation of Padmasana. This asana is not meant for meditation. This is chiefly meant for health-improvement and for making the body strong. This asana is difficult to perform. Those who are unable to practice this asana should not be disappointed. They should patiently try to accomplish the final position. Technique : Sit… Read More »


‘Padma’ means lotus. Padmasana acquires its name because when performed this resembles a lotus. This is also known as Kamalasana. This is best suited for meditation and for reciting ‘mantras’. This is beneficial to both men and women. Technique : Sit on the ground. Spread the legs forward and place the right foot on the… Read More »