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Meaning:   Vakra – twisted
                   In this asana, spine is twisted.


Sit on the floor, legs stretched straight and palms beside the body. Inhaling, bend the right leg up by knee, facing up. Now exhale and keep the right leg on the left side. Keeping the right foot beside the left knee, keep the right hand on the ground. Then,bring the left hand and cover the right leg. Look back from the right side. breathe normally a few times. Inhaling, turn to front releasing the hands and keep the left leg on the left side. Exhale, stretch the left leg, and resume  normal sitting posture.


  • Elasticity of the spine improves
  • Tones up the nerves of the spine
  • Loss of appetite and problems like constipation can be cured
  • It is useful asana for diabetic patients
  • Removes excess fat around waist
  • Good practice for improving the conditions of drooping shoulders
  • Tones up the kidneys
  • Urinary problems also can be cured



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  • Upavista konasana
      Meaning: Upavista – seated; Kona – angle                   an angle is formed between the legs in this asana Procedure: Sit on the floor with stretched legs and keep the palms beside the body.now, inhale and extend the legs widely as far as possible.exhaling, bend forward and hold the respective big toes with corresponding hands. Keep the forehead on the floor. take a few normal breaths.inhale, come up , releasing the hands.exhale completely and return to normal position. Benefits Relieves back ache, joint pain, stomach disorders Controls and regularizes menstruation Improves the blood circulation around the pelvic region and keep sit healthy Prevents development of hernia Relieves sciatica  Limitations:   Patients suffering from high blood pressure should take prior precautions while practicing this because after doing this asana blood flushes to head
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    • VJ Jyothi said:

      I appreaciate your efforts for the above information.
      Please publish few images for the above yoga asanas to understand and practise well.

    • dilip narain jhingran said:

      I am a regular yoga practitioner. Learned yoga & pranayam in 1974 at Kaivalyadham Lonavla Pune. Maintaining sound health at 65. Besides I am a yoga teacher also. Conducted free camps at my Home Town Lucknow. Presently I am in NOIDA.
      I find Mrityunjaya a very good site for those who have inclination towards yoga as therapy. Thanks for the contribution.

    • samara said:

      How paschimottanasana help in raising the prana through sushumna ?? 

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