‘Vrusha’ means a bull. An aspirant who performs this asana resembles the image of manliness. He is believed to be a ‘man-bull’ and so this asana is called Vrushasana. Physical flaccidity in a young body is a sign of old age. It indicates physical weakness. This asana helps to preserve youth.
Technique : Bend the right leg at the knee and place the heel under the anus. Place the left knee on the right knee in such a way that the left heel touches the right thigh. Sit erect and place the palm of the right hand on the knee. Then place the palm of the left hand on it. Breathe in the normal way. Direct your sight and attention to the navel.
(1) It stimulates blood-circulation making the body energetic and the mind peaceful.
(2) It makes the respiratory system function in a proper order.
(3) It cures diseases such as waste of semen, gastrouble, nocturnal discharges, indigestion, lumbago, insomnia, cardiac trouble, asthma and dysentery.
(4) It awakehs Kundalini Shakti which enters the mouth of the Sushumna.
(5) It strengthens all the muscles of the body.