‘Veera’ means a hero, a warrior. The practice of this asana increases appetite. Those who perform this asana develop the spirit of adventure, enthusiasm and bravery in them.
Technique : Sit on the floor. Keep the body erect and the eyes straight. Bend either of the legs at the knee and place the heel below the anus. Bend the other leg at the knee and place it on the thigh of the former leg. Extend the arms forward in line with the shoulders and put them on the head. Keep the loins, the neck and the head in a vertical straight line. Breathe slowly and normally. Hold this position for eight seconds and then assume the posture as in the orignal position. Then bend the other leg and perform this asana again. The performance of the asana should be repeated six times in a day.
(1) All the diseases which Padmasana cures can be cured also by practising this asana. The benefits which Padmasana gives can be obtained from this asana also.
(2) This asana helps in breath-control. So this asana is practised by the best singers of Indian classical music.
(3) This pose is suitable for Pranayama.