Ardha-Padmasana

Place one foot on the opposite thigh and on the other thigh the other foot. This is known as "Virasana."

Note :- Since the position of legs is like half of that of Padmasana (i.e. not complete), the posture is called "Ardha Padmasana."

Technique :-
  1. Sit stretching out both legs, hands by the side of the body, palms on the ground, fingers together pointing forward.

  2. 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.

  3. In the same way, place the left leg under the right thigh.

  4. Sit erect, place hands on the respective knees. Gaze should be nasal or infront.

  5. While coming back, loosen your hands and stretch out your left leg first.

  6. Then stretch out right leg and return to the original position.
Remember :-
  1. It is considered as a preparatory Asana for Padmasana, therefore, one should practise this Asana first.

  2. While in final position, the knees must touch the ground.


Svastikasana | Uttanapadasana | Bhujangasana | Ardha-Padmasana | Ukatasana Ardha-Salabhasana | Padhastasana | Tadasana | Dhanurasana - 1 |
| Dhanurasana - 2 | Naukasana | Vajrasana | VakrasanaSupta-Vajrasana | Gomukhasana | Savasana | Viparitakarani | Ardha-Matsyendrasana |
| Sirasana | Pascimottanasana | Ugrasana | Konasana | Trikonasana | Halasana Samasana | Uttanamandukasana | Bhadrasana |
| Akarana-Dhanurasana | Mayurasana | Simhasana | Padmasana | Vakasana | Ujjayi Pranayama | Padmasana (Baddha) | Tolangulasana |
| Anuloma-Viloma | Parvatasana | Yogamudra Salabhasana | Makarasana | Makarasana - 2 | Uddiyana Bandha | Matsyasana | Vrksasana | Kapalabhati |
| Cakrasana - 1| Cakrasana - 2 | Jalandhara Bandha | Nauli | AgnisaraGomukhasana (Baddhahasta)Viparitakarani (Saravangasana) |