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Translation: Adopt bhadrasana but turn toes to the back like in bhadrasana which is described in GhS-II.9-10, where the toes face the back and the hands cross behind the back and hold the toes.


  • Opens and stretches the hips, groin, quadriceps, knees, feet and ankles
  • Improves health of reproductive organs
  • Releases stress and tensions held in the Mooladhara
  • Engages the abdominals and strengthens the back
  • Jalandhara bandha stimulates the thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Improves health of reproductive organs
  • Stimulates kidney and bladder
  • Increases effectiveness of digestive organs and heart
  • Stimulates digestion and elimination
  • Allows the kundalini to flow up the spine
  • Creates a complete energy circuit in the body
  • Improves mood, calms the mind, encourages introspection