Starting Position:
Sit either with legs straight, in Siddhasana, Ardha Padmasana or Padmasana

on the Vishuddhi Chakra

normal breathing, in the position inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth

1–3 times

In the chosen starting position place the hands behind the body on the floor. Now slowly lean back, place one elbow after the other on the floor and arch the back until the top of the head touches the floor. The spine is evenly extended. If sitting in Padmasana hold the toes with the hands, otherwise bring the palms together in front of the chest. >Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Hold the position as long as comfortable. Using the elbows for support slowly return to the starting position.

  • Initially, practice the Asana three times holding each repetition briefly. After practicing this way for some time begin to extend the practice by holding the posture for a few minutes with normal breathing.

Strengthens the respiratory system and is beneficial for asthma, bronchitis and chronic throat problems. Stimulates kidney function and activates the thyroid gland. Stimulates and balances the Vishuddhi Chakra.

Do not practice this Asana with a hernia or after any abdominal surgery. Also avoid this Asana with problems of the cervical spine, high blood pressure or dizziness.

Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Strengthen the Vocal Cords and Improve Voice Articulation