Sthiti: Dandaasana

  1. Fold the right leg and bring the right heel under the right buttock
  2. Sitting on the right heel, fold the left leg and bring the left heel under the left buttock
  3. Sit erect comfortably with the buttocks resting on both the heels and palms resting on the thighs.
  4. In the final posture the soles of the feet face upwards, heels are kept together and the entire weight of the body is felt on the back of the feet.


  • One of the meditative postures.
  • Keeps the spine erect and prevents drowsiness.
  • Stimulates Vajra Naadi at the ankles which increases the awareness.
  • Helpful for cases of Varicose veins.
  • Prevents deep vein thrombosis.
  • Makes the ankles flexible and prevents flat foot.
  • The only posture which can be performed even after heavy food.
  • Useful for heel pain.


People suffering from stiff ankle due to Rheumatic problems may avoid this posture.