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How to Practise:

  • Sit in a comfortable place with your back and head straight.
  • Back and neck erect, rest on your buttock bones.
  • Fold both legs and tuck your left hand below the left leg and hold the left feet with your hand and lift off the floor
  • With your right hand, grasp outer edge of your right foot with right hand, in a manner that right leg is perpendicular to the right thigh
  • Close your eyes and breathe rhythmically staying in the pose calm and composed for 30 – 40 seconds
  • Gently come out of the pose (kick legs and shake hands to relax muscles)
  • Change the orientation of the leg to other side and repeat to complete one cycle
  • Repeat the cycle 3-4 times


  • Helps channelize energy and connect upper body with lower body.
  • Induces stillness and improves concentration
  • Opens and relaxes middle and upper back muscles
  • Helps in deep stretching and thus opening of lower body
  • Stretches inner thighs and groin
  • Improves Core Strength
  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Therapeutic for indigestion and constipation