Vakrasana

This Asana is a simple form of Ardha-Matsyendrasana. Those who are unable to perform Ardha- Matsyendrasana should practise. this Asana. This was first expounded by Swami Kuvalayanandaji.

Technique :-
  1. Sit erect, stretching your legs in front together. Hands by the side, palm resting on the ground, fingers together pointing forward.

  2. Slowly fold your one leg (i.e left) at the knee and place the sole on the ground near the knee of the right leg. The knee of the left leg should make 90° angle straight towards sky.

  3. Taking the left hand towards back, place the palm on the ground at the distance of 9" straight from spine. Fingers together pointing backward. Then place the right hand towards the other side of the left knee. If legs are stretched towards east then fingers of the hand will point towards north.

  4. Now twist your head and back towards backside and try to look at the backside.

  5. While returning to the original position first bring your head to the orginal position.

  6. Now take the right hand to its original position anc then bring the left hand from the back and place it by the side of the body.

  7. Now slowly stretch out your folded leg and sit erect as in the first position.

  8. In the same way practise it from the other leg. This makes one round of Vakrasana.
Remember :-
  1. This Asana is simple, but those who are having a big belly may feel it difficult to place the hand to the other side of the knee, they suggested to place the hand on the knee or keep it wherever it is, if it is not possible to place it on the ground.
Benefit and limitations :-
  1. This removes constipation, flatulence, liver weakness and nervous weakness.

  2. Reduces the rigidity of spine.

  3. This is also useful for kidney and other stomach diseases.

  4. Everybody can practise this Asana.


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) |