In this asana,the body remains in a half standing position with the support of the heel of one leg and the knee of the second leg. The body assumes the pose worshipping God.



Technique : Stand erect. Hold the left leg and place the heel on the thigh or at the root of the genitals. Let the left knee slowly touch the ground. Keep the position of the arms as shown in the figure (Position 1). Then as in Garudasana entwine the hands and assume ‘Namaskara-Mudra’as shown in the figure (Positions 2 and 3). Look straight. Inhale slowly. Take the position in which the knee of the bent leg touches the right heel. Then slowly come to standing position and repeat the exercise with the second leg.

Advantages :

( 1) This asana strengthens the legs. It removes the pain in the ankles and the knee-joints.

( 2) This asana can be practised for praying to God.

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