Lion Pose


  • Sit in Thunderbolt pose (Vajrasana).
  • Separate the knees about 45cm apart and keep the toes in contact with each other.
  • Lean forward and place the palms of the hands on the floor between the knees, fingertips pointing towards the body.
  • Straighten the arms.
  • Arch the back slightly and lean the upper body’s weight on the hands.
  • Lift the chin and place a comfortable amount of tension in the neck.
  • Close the eyes and focus the inner gaze at the eyebrow centre to perform shambhavi mudra.
  • Close the eyes and relax the whole body.


  • Slow and rhythmical.


  • The stability of the body.
  • The extension in the spine.
  • Ajna chakra.


  • Knee problems.


  • Blood flow from the legs is redirected to the abdomen stimulating the digestive system.
  • Helps to remove piles.
  • Strengthens the pelvic muscles.
  • Useful in dilated veins of the testicles and hydrocele in men.
  • Alleviates menstrual disorders, hernia and sciatica.
  • Improves varicose veins and fluid retention in the legs.
  • Lengthens the spinal cord.

Practice note

  • If there is discomfort in the wrists when having the fingertips towards the body, place a blanket under the wrists or rotate the hands so that the fingers face forward.
  • Place a small cushion between the thighs and the calves to release pressure on the knees.
  • A cushion can also be placed under the ankles for more comfort.