(JP 163-165)


Translation:  Lie on back and keeping the legs together raise and stretch them towards sky also raise the body upwards in a way that head and hands are on the ground.


  • Strengthens the  abdominals, glutes and hamstrings
  • Very beneficial asana, should be done daily starting with a few minutes and increase gradually ( 3 hours and you conquer death)
  • Increases circulation and flushes out the legs & pelvic region
  • Increase blood flow to the brain and endocrine organs
  • Increase gastric fire  improving digestion  capacity
  • Stimulates  elimination process
  • Restorative pose that gives relief to the feet, legs spine and nervous system
  • Relieves premenstrual symptoms and mild backache
  • calms the mind and relieves stress, anxiety, depression and tension
  • preparatory posture for  Sarvangasana  (shoulder stand)

Against the wall is an easier position to start, cautions apply

Contraindications –  Avoid with any heart problems, glaucoma, high blood pressure,  neck injury, back injury enlarged thyroid, liver or spleen,  menstruation, advance pregnancy