In Sanskrit, sarva means ‘whole’ and anga means ‘parts of the body’ and asana means ‘posture’.

Sthiti: Supine Posture


  1. Lie on the back.
  2. Inhaling raise the legs (straight or bent), buttocks and upper body from the floor.
  3. Support the back with the hands.
  4. Slowly extend the legs and back fully until the weight of the body rests on the neck, shoulders and upper arms.
  5. Let chin touches the chest.
  6. Back and legs bring as close as possible in a vertical line.
  7. Breathing normally, remain in this position for 1-5 minutes.
  8. Exhaling, lower the legs, bring the knees towards the head and slowly return to the starting position.


  1. It purifies blood.
  2. Regular practice of this yoga pose improves the eye sight and also improves the power of smell.