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(Foot Hand Pose)


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Stand with feet together, arms extended upwards and whole body pulled upwards. Bring arms forward to touch ground in front of feet or to hold the toes with hands. Head should touch the knees. Body from hips to feet should remain absolutely straight.




  1. Makes shoulders strong, waist 
  2. slim and chest broad.
  3. Increases height.
  4. Reduces weight.

(Triangular Pose)
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Keeping the legs as far as apart as possible and with one arm bent like an arc as in the ardhchandrasan bend to the opposite direction with the other arm touching the foot on that side.    



  1. Reduce the fat deposits around the hips and makes body well proportioned.
  2.  Relieves pain in ribs and back. 
  3. Helps remove skin eruptions and boils. 
  4. Helps increase height

(Arch Pose)

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The palms placed below the shoulders, the heels brought together, make an arch by raising the trunk from the middle.




  1. Gives flexibility to the spinal cord. Premature stiffening of the spinal cord induces onset of old age. This asan delays senescence.
  2. Regulates the blood circulation.
  3. Relieves the pain of feet, ankles, back and shoulders.

Sarvangasan (Shoulder stand)


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Holding the back with the hands, raise the whole trunk up, trying to balance and rest the whole body on the shoulders.




  1. Improves circulation of blood.
  2. It strengthens the lungs and the heart and benefits the thyroid. Therefore, it relieves obesity.
  3. Strengthens the hair roots and prevents the falling of hair.
  4. In women abnormal mobility of the uterus and pelvic pains due to it are treated. Makes the spine resilient which in turn bestows health, beauty and rejuvenation of the body.
  5. Removes bad odours from the body.

(Fish Pose)

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Sitting in padmasan and lying on the back. Bend the head backward , raise the shoulder from the ground keeping the legs intact with the ground. Hold the big toes with the arms keeping the elbows on the ground.
A special feature of this asan-it is possible to rest in water in this pose without drowning.





  1. Effective for ailments of throat, like tonsils disease. 
  2. Useful for diabetic patient. 
  3. Cures aching knees and back. 
    Removes constipation, relieves asthma and other respiratory disorders. 
  4. Useful for maladies of the uterus and also regularises the menstrual flow.
  5. Dryness of skin and coarseness of features is removed

(Plough Pose)



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Raise the legs and bend 
them over the head to 
touch the ground. Keep the
hands locked on the head.





Useful in hernia, diabetes,
 piles and pain in the 
abdomen. Makes spine
 and legs flexible.

(Arch Pose)

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The palms placed below the shoulders, the heels brought together, make an arch by raising the trunk from the middle.




  1. Gives flexibility to the spinal cord. Premature stiffening of the spinal cord induces onset of old age. This asan delays senescence.
  2. Regulates the blood circulation.
  3. Relieves the pain of feet, ankles, back and shoulders.

(Root Squeezing Pose)

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Sit on the ground with heels near navel and reverted toes of the feet pressed to abdomen. Hands should be placed either on knees or near chest.




  1. Cures disorders of spleen and liver.

  2. Cures abdominal disorders.

  3. Feet thighs and knees get strengthened.


Bhujangasna (Cobra Pose)
(Not for patients
 of hernia)

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Keep the arms along the sides of the body with the feet together. Raise head and the chest from the ground upto the navel .




  1. Relieves constipation, indigestion and flatulence.
  2. Cleans the whole gut from the mouth to intestines and rectum.
  3. Makes the waist slender and chest broad. 
  4. Helps in regulating menstrual disorders, liver, and kidney disorders.
  5. Relieves backaches.
  6. Reduces fat of abdomen. 
(Bow Pose)

Not for people suffering from high blood pressure or heart disease.



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Lie on back. Grasp the ankles and raise the trunk and the legs so as to make a bow. 




  1. Makes body supple and resilient. 
  2. Improves blood circulation.
  3.  A panacea for persons with paunches and heavy buttocks.
  4. Makes shoulders and the neck strong and waist slime.
  5. Body becomes beautiful and radiant.
  6. Eyes sparkle and eyesight improves.
  7. Strengthens the arms, shoulders, spinal cord, legs, knees and thighs and relieves the disorders of the abdomen



(Locust Pose)


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Straighten the chin and place it on the ground and keep the arms along he sides with feet together toes pointing to the ground. Keeping the feet together, raise from the ground.




  1. Makes the waist slender and chest broad.
  2.  Relieves constipation and stimulates indigestion.
  3. Strengthens heart and the lungs.
  4.  Relives sciatica pain Sublimates many of man's faculties.
  5.  Navel assumes its normal   position.

(Boat Pose)

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Bring the arms together with the hands folded and stretch them out in the front. Also raise the legs simultaneously.




  1. Relieves constipation, strengthens the digestive system.
  2.  Abdominal flabbiness can be reduced. 
  3. Useful for lung diseases. 
  4. Useful for strengthening of shoulders, neck, back and  legs.

(Peacock Pose)


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The anus should rest on the heels, while the soles are kept in contact and the knees about 18 inches apart. Hands should be placed between the knees that they are slightly apart. Then the knees and the feet should be lifted from the ground in such a way that the weight of the body is borne on the hands.




  1. Removes all maladies of abdomen by removing the excessive and unwholesome quantities of food.

  2. Effective against chronic enlargements and other disorders of spleen and liver.

  3. Extremely useful for defective eyesight (patients of myopia and hypermetropia should practice this asan daily).

  4. Hands and arms become strong


(Vajra nerve Or Adamantine Pose)


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Fold the legs and sit on them, let the arms rest on knees and the spine erect. Vajra is the name of a nerve, which is directly connected with the digestive process.




  1. Body becomes strong and firm, especially the toes, knees, thighs and legs. Relieves the pain of the calves and knees. 

  2. Good for those who are prone to excessive sleep. Has proved useful for students who keep late hours at night. 

  3. Helps in speedy digestion.
    (Only asan which can be practised immediately after meals)

(Yogi symbol)


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Sit in padmasan. Take the arms to the back, crossing the arms one with the other. Bend forward and touch the floor with the forehead. Separate the arms from the back.  




Removes abdominal disorders.  Prevents constipation and flatulence. Brings equipoise of the mind.   

Paschim Uttaanasan
(Head knee forward bend)


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Spread the legs apart, grasp the big toes with the hands, the head touching the knees and the elbow touching the ground.




  1. Improves blood circulation.
  2.  Skin diseases are cured. 
  3. Waist becomes supple. 
  4. Body odours are removed and a pleasant aroma is generated.
  5.  Reduces the adipose tissue of the abdomen. Strengthens the calves, relieves sciatica nerves, back, the lumbar region and the nerves of the head and relieves the disorders of the abdomen.
  6.  Induces keen appetite for food. 
  7. A variety of worms infesting the gut get killed and eradicated. 
  8.  Irritable persons are advised to do this asan.

(Camel Pose)


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Stand on the knees, bend backward and try to hold the heels with the hands, looking behind.   




  1. Removes constipation and stimulates gastric secretions. 
  2. Removes ache or colic of the abdomen. 
  3. Strengthens the thighs, back and toes. Reduces the inflammation of spinal cord.
  4. Helps in augmenting the blood supply to the head.
  5.  Postpones onset of old age and senility. 
  6. An excellent general prophylactic if practised daily
Ardh-matsyendrasan (Half spinal twist)
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Bend the right leg and bring the heel below the buttock. Flexing the left leg, put it in the ground to the right of the right thigh. The left arm should go behind the back and hold the right thigh. The right arm should skirt the left knee keeping to its right and the right hand should grasp the left foot. Keep the spine straight.




  1. Benefits all disorders in the body.
  2. Relieves diabetes and jaundice.
  3. Reduces the fat of the abdomen, buttocks and thighs.

(Cock Pose)

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After assuming the pose of Padmasan, the arms are inserted between the calf and thigh on either side. Hands should be then placed on the ground leaving a space of 4 fingers in between. Whole body should be lifted up as far as possible so that the weight is on the hands




  1. Makes the hands, forearms and elbows strong (good for gunners and riflemen)
  2. Combats laziness, helps to carry on with
(Foetus Pose)
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Place left heel on right thigh and right heel on left thigh. Insert arms through space between the calf and the thigh; they should go so far down that the elbows emerge below the calves and the thighs. Knees should then be raised towards the shoulders as far as possible and the hands should be placed on the jaws.




  1. Increases intake of oxygen. 
  2. Body becomes beautiful and face radiant. 
  3. Therapeutic value for uterine disorders - regularises menstrual flow, abnormalities in colour of monthly discharge, giddiness during menses. 
  4. Good for women before childbirth and after childbirth also as it restores vitality and beauty. 
  5. Exercises practically every part of the body. 
  6. Wards off senility.

Vatayanasan (Ventilator Pose)


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Stand on the ground, put the heel of the left foot on the right thigh and gradually lower the knee to touch the right ankle. Hands are joined together. Asan should be repeated by standing on the left foot.




  1. Thighs and lower limbs become strong.
  2. Good for dancers as it improves gait and one becomes graceful

(dead body or corpse pose)

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Lie on the back, arms spread out in line with shoulders. Close fists with thumbs inside. Bend legs at knees with soles flat on floor while keeping a distance so as to allow the knee of one leg to touch the heel of other leg. Then turn both knees to right and head to the left. Then turn knees to the left and head to the right




Nerves and veins connected to lower spine become supple as a result helps in backaches and sciatica. Benefits liver and pancreas. Strengths heart and lungs. Helps in correcting menstrual cycle and diseases of the womb