Roaring Lion


  • Sit in Lion Pose (Simhasana).
  • Open the eyes and gaze at the eyebrow centre, adopting shambhavi mudra.
  • Relax the whole body.
  • Open the mouth and extend the tongue out as far as possible towards the chin.
  • Produce a clear, steady ‘aaah’ sound, keeping the mouth wide open.
  • Fully expressive with no strain.
  • Once breath has been exhaled completely, close the mouth and relax the jaw.
  • Practice 5-10 rounds.


  • Inhale slowly through the nose.
  • Exhale through the mouth with the ‘aaah’ sound.


  • The opening of the chest.
  • The sensation in the eyes and tongue.
  • On the sound produced, the feeling of emotional release and the effect on the throat area.
  • Vishuddhi or 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.
  • Positive affect on the throat, nose, ears, eyes and mouth.
  • Relieves frustration and releases emotional tension.
  • Alleviates stuttering.
  • Helps to develop a strong beautiful voice.

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.
  • Move the tongue slowly from side to side, while making a long ‘aaah’ sound.
  • If the eyes get tired in shambhavi mudra close them.