Sthiti

Sthiti (Initial position for all practices)

Type Standing

Sthiti: Tadasana

  • Stand erect with feet close together, knees together.
  • Hands along the thighs with fingers stretched out.
  • The legs, trunk and the head aligned in a straight line.

Type Sitting

Sthiti: Dandasana

  • Sit with both legs stretched , heels together.
  • Place the palms on the floor by the side of the buttocks.
  • Make the spine, neck and head erect.
  • Close the eyes.

Type Prone

Sthiti: Prone

  • Lie down on the abdomen with legs together , toes pointing outwards and soles of the feet facing up.
  • Chin touching the ground.
  • Stretch the hands straight above the head, biceps touching the ears and palms resting on the ground.
  • Close the eyes.

Type Supine

Sthiti: Supine

  • Lie down on the back with the legs, feet and knees together.
  • Stretch the hands straight above the head, biceps touching the ears and the palms facing the ceiling.
  • Close the eyes.