Sthiti: Supine Posture
- Take the right leg and place it on the left thigh.
- Place the left leg on the right thigh as in Padmaasana.
- Place the palms on either side of the head with fingres pointing towards the shoulders.
- Inhale, take the weight on the palms and lift the head and the back off the ground.
- Bring the center of the crown of the head to the ground by bending the dorsal and cervical spine backwards.
- Exhale and remove the hands after the weight is well-balanced on the head and catch hold of the big toes hooking the index fingers around them.
- Press the elbows on the ground to bear the weight of the upper half of the body.
- Maintain this position for one minute with normal breathing.
- As you exhale comeback slowly step by step to supine Sthiti.
- Relax in Savasana.
- Complementary to Sarvangaasana,
- Good for diabetes, Asthmatics and other Respiratory problems.
Those who have recently undergone any abdominal or thoracic surgery and persons with cervical Spondylosis should avoid this posture for 3 months.