Auspicious Pose Variation

Swastikasana Variation

  • Sit in the Seated Base Position (Prarambhik Sthiti).
  • Bend the left knee and place the sole of the left foot against the inside of the right thigh.
  • Similarly, bend the right knee and place the heel of the right foot on the floor in front of the left shin.
  • Adjust the feet so that the heels are in front of each other.
  • Rest the hands on the knees in chin or jnana mudra.
  • Ensure the head, neck and back upright and straight.
  • Close the eyes and relax the whole body.


  • Natural and relaxed.


  • Concentrate on the physical balance.
  • Equalizing the weight between the right and left sides.

Practice note

  • Place a small cushion under the buttocks, to raise the hips, tilt the pelvis and lower the knees towards to the floor.
  • Use whatever support is required to keep alignment of the spine with minimal effort.