Seated Base position

Prarambhik Sthiti

  • Sit with the legs outstretched in front, feet slightly apart.
  • Place the hands, palms down, beside the body.
  • Lift up from the tailbone and align through the head, neck and spine.
  • Keeping the elbows straight, lean back a little, using the arms to support the torso.
  • Keep the chest lifted and shoulders relaxed.
  • Close the eyes and go within.


  • Natural breath.


  • Integrity of the pose whilst consciously relaxing.


  • Use core strength to sit upright and place the palms of the hands on the thighs.

Practice note

  • Sit on a folded blanket or cushions to support and protect the back from slumping.