- Sit on the floor with legs straight out in front of you. Keep your back straight.
- Place your hands besides your body with your palms touching the ground.
- Fold your left leg from the knee and place it on the right thigh in such a way that the sole of your left foot faces upwards.
- Bend your right knee and place it in Vajrasana pose. Here, the sole of your feet should face upwards and the upper side of your feet should touch the ground.
- Place the palm of your right hand on your left knee.
- Twist your left hand from behind your body and try to touch your right foot.
- Look behind.
- Remain steady as per as your capacity but not more than 30-45 seconds.
- While releasing, breathe normally and straighten the legs slowly.
Tips to remember
- Avoid changing position of your knees while turning as they will tend to move with your body.
- Ensure that your body does not lean back.
- Keep your hip and shoulder in one line when moving the torso. Avoid jerky and fast movements.
- Massages, tones and rejuvenates the abdominal organs.
- Relieves pain in the neck, shoulders
- Keeps the spine and shoulders supple.
- Increases flexibility of the back and the hips.
- Regulates metabolism and aids the organs in detoxification
Avoid this asana if you have the following symptoms:
- Severe headache
- High or Low blood pressure