Stand straight, keeping the feet together
and the arms hanging loosely along your sides. raise
the arms above the head with elbows straight. Exhale while
bending forward until you can grasp your toes with your
hands. If you cannot reach the toes, hold of the ankles or
This posture is easy to understand, but
quite difficult to perform fine, especially for beginners.
Make a little practice with it every day.
BENEFITS: The thigh and leg
ligaments get stretched. There is augmented flow of blood to
the neck, shoulders, back, waist. This posture gives
lightness to the body, does away with with abdominal fat.
Very, very useful.
If you are suffering from any health condition, it is advisable not to perform these postures unless under the supervision of an experienced yoga instructor.