Step by Step:

  1. Lie down in Shavasana with the palms flat on the floor.
  2. Inhale and raise the right leg as high as high as is comfortable, keeping it straight and the foot relaxed.
  3. The left leg should remain straight and in contact with the floor.
  4. Hold the posture for 3 to 5 seconds while retaining the breath.
  5. Exhale and slowly lower the right leg to the floor.
  6. Repeat on the other side.


This asana may be repeated raising both legs together. Be aware that this is a more strenuous practice. Do not lift the buttocks off the floor.


  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles and massages the organs.
  • Strengthens the digestive system, lower back, pelvic and perineal muscles.
  • Helps correct prolapse.


People suffering from high blood pressure or serious back conditions such as sciatica and slipped disc.