Saturday, 24 September 2011

Samasana - Equilibrium Pose

"Sama" connotes 'balance' or 'equilibrium' in Sanskrit. In this posture the body is in such a position that it can be divided vertically into two identical parts.


  1. Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front and palms resting on the floor by your sides.
  2. Spread your legs apart.
  3. Get into Padmasana.
  4. Place your wrists on the respective knees. Take Gyana Mudra(See below) with your fingers.
  5. Close your eyes and relax. Continue breathing normally.
  6. Return to starting posture in the reverse order.


  • Functioning of spine improves with practice of this posture.
  • The pose is good for meditation and concentration.
  • The relaxing effect of the pose helps in stabilizing heart beats.
  • It helps in healing the strained muscles of the heart.
Gyan Mudra:



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