In Sanskrit, sarva means ‘whole’ and anga means ‘parts of the body’ and asana means ‘posture’.
Sthiti: Supine Posture
- Lie on the back.
- Inhaling raise the legs (straight or bent), buttocks and upper body from the floor.
- Support the back with the hands.
- Slowly extend the legs and back fully until the weight of the body rests on the neck, shoulders and upper arms.
- Let chin touches the chest.
- Back and legs bring as close as possible in a vertical line.
- Breathing normally, remain in this position for 1-5 minutes.
- Exhaling, lower the legs, bring the knees towards the head and slowly return to the starting position.
- It purifies blood.
- Regular practice of this yoga pose improves the eye sight and also improves the power of smell.