one foot on the opposite thigh and on the other thigh the other foot. This is
known as "Virasana."
Since the position of legs is like half
of that of Padmasana (i.e. not complete), the posture is called "Ardha
- Sit stretching out both legs, hands by the
side of the body, palms on the ground, fingers together pointing forward.
- Hold the right foot with the left hand and the right ankle with the
right hand and place the right leg on the left thigh.
- In the same
way, place the left leg under the right thigh.
- Sit erect, place
hands on the respective knees. Gaze should be nasal or infront.
coming back, loosen your hands and stretch out your left leg first.
- Then stretch out right leg and return to the original position.
- It is considered as a preparatory Asana for Padmasana, therefore,
one should practise this Asana first.
- While in final position,
the knees must touch the ground.