Ardha-Salabhasana

This is a modified simple form of Salabhasana. Swami Kuvalayanandaji has formulated this Asana for beginners and those who are unable to perform salabhasana.

Technique :-
  1. Take prone lying position, legs together, fingers of the legs pointing outward, soles upward, hands by the side of the body, fists closed, forehead on the ground.

  2. Bring chin forward and place it in the ground.

  3. Raise right leg slowly without bending at the knee. Do not tilt the pelvic. Maintain it for a while.

  4. Slowly return to the original position.

  5. Do the same by the other leg. This is one round of Ardha-Salabhasana.
Remember :-
  1. Do not tilt your pelvic while raising your legs.

  2. Do not bend the leg at the knee while raising.
Benefit and Limitations :-
  1. This strengthens the muscles of the lower abdoomen.

  2. It removes visceroptosis and helps in coordination of lower extremity.

  3. Those suffering from lumbar spondilities should not practice it.

  4. Those suffering from muscle cramps should practies it cautiously.


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) |