Friday, 23 September 2011

Swastikasana - Auspicious Pose

"Swastika" refers to 'auspicious' in Sanskrit.


  1. Sit down on the floor.
  2. Stretch out your legs in front.
  3. Hold the ankle of the right foot and place it in between left thigh and knee.
  4. Likewise put the left foot in between right thigh and knee.
  5. Keep your neck, head and back erect.
  6. Put the palms on the corresponding knees and arrange your fingers in Gyan Mudra(see below).
  7. Fix your gaze at the tip of the nose.
  8. Come out of the pose by stretching out the right leg and then the left leg.


  • This is a good pose for meditation and relaxation.
  • Spinal column is stretched and becomes stronger.
  • Abdominal muscles get toned with regular practice of Swastikasana.
  • The asana relaxes your mind and body.
  • High blood pressure patients can practice this pose to alleviate B.P.


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