1. Vajrasana (with
(a) Removes minor defects in spinal column and
keeps it in natural shape.
(b) Improves blood circulation particularly in
the lower abdomen and the genital area.
(c) Makes knee and ankle joints flexible and
prevents certain rheumatic diseases of joints.
(d) Affords stability of body and mind.
(a) Acute trouble or stiffness in ankle/knee
(a) Clears nasal passage and prevents occurrence
of septum deviation defect.
(b) Improves resistance and functioning of respiratory
system and functional cold.
(c) Improves breathing and body becomes agile
for any work.
(a) Obstruction in nostrils like cold or any
organic defect/growth in nasal septum.
muktasana (with Ashwanimudra).
(a) Improves functioning of digestive and excretory
(b) Prevents enlargement of spleen & liver,
improves the culture of abdomen.
(c) Reduces blood stagination especially of lower
(d) Prevents accumulation of fatty tissues on
the interior abdominal wall.
(e) Long practice of pose gives relief from gas
formation in the intestines and flatulence of abdomen.
(f) Practice of ‘Ashwini Mudra’ in this pose
helps to prevent/cure piles in certain cases.
(g) Prevents heart problems, restores normal
blood pressure and cures diabetes.
(a) Severe abdominal disorder or pain.
(a) Muscles of abdomen and chest become supple.
(b) Respiratory, digestive and excretory system
improves their functioning.
(c) Throat troubles caused by blood congestion
etc. are relieved and glands situated in throat become healthy.
(d) Spinal nerves are stimulated and minor defects
of spinal curvature are corrected.
(e) Tone of intestine improves and facilitates
release of intestinal gases.
(f) Functional disorders of neck, back and waist
are corrected. Very beneficial for people doing table work.
(a) Severe back-ach or neck-ache. Any form of
acute abdominal problem causing pain like ulcers, appendicitis and hernia.
(a) Develops muscles of lower back, hips and
waist and reduces backache.
(b) Reduces backache or waist-ache among ladies
during menstruation period.
(c) Improves bowel movements and prevents constipation,
indigestion fullness of abdomen after meals or gas trouble.
(d) Conditions like lumbago, sciatica are prevented
and also cured in certain cases.
(a) Severe pain in abdomen or lower back, hernia,
appendicitis, colitis or hydrocele etc. .
(a) Spinal column becomes flexible and its nerves
(b) Certain pain and back in lumber region and
rigidity of spine or round back are corrected.
(c) Builds a strong abdomen and elastic rectum
muscles, thereby improving functioning of digestive and excretory systems.
(d) Improves breathing.
(a) Abdominal disorders such as ulcers, hernia,
colitis etc. and very stiff back.
(a) Gives complete rest to the body and mind.
(b) Keeps lower abdomen healthy and prevents
intestinal disorders and checks feeling and tendency of diarrhea.
(c) Relieves ladies from much trouble caused
by blood conjunction.
(a) Acute abdomen pain or hernia.
(a) Maintains elasticity of spine and keeps Spinal
nerve in perfect health.
(b) Develops strong abdominal muscles and improves
digestion and excretory systems.
(c) Enlarged liver and spleen can be reduced.
(d) Functional capacity of thyroid and Para-thyroid
glands in the neck is intensified.
(e) Beneficial in certain types of diabetes.
(a) Injury to spinal column, spondylosis, appendicitis,
colic stomachache or swelling in abdomen.
(a) Improves functioning of muscles of the back,
chest, abdomen and spinal column.
(b) Abdominal viscera receive proper blood supply
and stagnation of blood is cleared. That puts dyspepsia, constipation,
enlarged and congested liver/spleen, sluggish liver and in active kidneys
in a better condition.
(c) Sexual glands are stimulated and seminal
weakness and irregular menses are cured.
(d) Functioning of nervous system is revitalized.
(e) Improves elasticity of costal and inter-costal
muscles resulting in better breathing.
(f) Prevents heart problems, restores normal
blood pressure and cures diabetes
(a) Acute abdominal problem like hernia, ulcers
or disorders of neck and back like spondylosis or slipped disc.
10. Parivartit Chakrasana.
(a) Improves elasticity of spine and invigorates
(b) Improves strength of muscles of chest, waist,
abdomen and prevents gartering of fat thereon.
(c) The lungs are used to their full capacity,
which corrects minor breathing troubles and prevents pulmonary T. B.
(a) Neck-ache or pain in lower back.
(a) Improves elasticity of all posterior muscles
and in particular the hamstring muscles and the muscles of the waist.
(b) Removes minor blemishes of spine, improves
blood circulation and energizes spinal nerves.
(c) Reduces potbelly and treats constipation,
dyspepsia, seminal weakness, m. c. troubles, back pain waist trouble.
(d) Removes functional disorders of stomach,
liver, intestine etc. and prevents diseases like lumbago, sciatica and
(e) Long practice of it during ‘height-growing
age’ can increase height.
(a) Acute abdominal or back pain, spondylosis,
lumbago, hernia or hydrocele.
12. Supta Vajrasana.
(a) Abdominal wall becomes elastic and improves
functions of abdominal organs.
(b) Knee and ankle joints become flexible and
disease of joints like arthritis are prevented.
(c) Improves lung capacity and vital capacity
of a person which is very helpful in conditions like asthma, chronic bronchitis
(a) Stiffness at knee and ankle joints.
(a) Digestive organs get blood supply and their
tone is improved. Digestive and excretory systems function well.
(b) Removes extra fat on stomach.
(c) Prevents hernia formation and improves performance
of kidneys and adrenal glands.
(d) Muscles of hand and wrist become sturdy.
(a) Any abdominal disorder or pain; very weak
14. Sarvanga Asana.
(a) Maintains health of thyroid glands.
(b) Prevention and cure for varicose veins.
(c) Influences sex glands beneficially and vitalize
(d) Prevents hernia and displacement of abdominal
(e) Effectively controls and treats premature
aging seminal weakness, dyspepsia and constipation.
(f) Also other benefits of Shirshasana-though
in a less degree.
(a) Disorders of neck, like spondylosis or severe
throat infection/swelling and heart troubles.
(a) Complimentary to Sarvangasana Builds healthy
thyroid and maintains elasticity of neck muscles.
(b) Treats Asthma, sore throat and muscular pain
in the neck.
(c) Gives passive relaxation to back and reduces
possibility of cervical spondylosis. Prevents and checks double chin.
(d) Improves lung capacity.
(a) Disorders of neck, infection of throat or
(a) Affords many benefits of Shirshasana and
Sarvangasana but on a smaller scale. More beneficial to female constitution.
(b) Keeps uterus in healthy condition and prevents
displacement of abdominal organs. Prevents hernia.
(c) Improves functioning gonad and adrenal glands.
(a) Very weak abdominal muscles.
(a) Spine becomes elastic and chest muscles are
(b) Respiration becomes smooth which helps in
curing asthma, breathlessness etc. and prepares for Pranayamic breathing.
(c) Corrects in defects of curvature and displacement
(d) Corrects underdevelopment/sagging or enlargement
(e) Restores natural form upper body of mothers
(f) Increases height during ‘height-growing age’.
(a) Hunch back, acute trouble in spinal column
or shoulder pain.
(a) Improves functions of brain, brain centers
and sense organs.
(b) The pituitary, thyroid and Para-thyroid glands
get rich blood supply, which improves their functioning.
(c) Cures weak memory.
(d) Beneficially influences nervous system and
(e) Useful in curing neurasthenia, dyspepsia,
constipation, congested throat/liver/spleen, visceroptosis, hernia of early
stage, seminal weakness/m.c. Troubles and Asthma or nervous or hepatic
(f) Prevents premature graying or falling hairs.
(a) Disorders of neck, back or waist, swelling
or trunk or defect/deformity in chest or abdomen. Slipped disc or vertebral
(b) Weak eye capillary, severe toothache, ear
(c) Blood pressure, heart trouble & breathing
19. Yoga Mudra.
(a) Tone up and builds strong abdominal organs
(b) Prevents and improves constipation, seminal
weakness/m.c. troubles, displaced abdominal organs.
(c) Reduces excess fat on abdomen and improves
health of lower abdomen.
(d) Prevents enlargement of prostate glands &
collapse of uterus.
(a) Stiff neck, trunk, knees or severe back ache.
(b) Acute stomach ache/abdominal disorders hydrocele
(a) Tones up abdominal organs and improves functioning
of adrenals & sex organs as also digestive system. Checks aging process.
Increases elasticity of Diaphragm.
(b) Treats liver trouble, constipation, etc.
(a) Weak abdomen and stiffness of thoracic cage-Disorder
(a) Improves circulation in abdominal viscera
and promotes health of abdominal organs. Good cure for dyspepsia and constipation.
(b) Treats congestive type of painful menstruation
& sexual ovular insufficiency. Improves functions of liver/spleen etc.
(a) Weak lungs, heart or abdominal viscera.
22. Kapal Bhati.
(a) Clears sinuses, nasal, cavities & relieves
from common cold, sinus troubles & certain type of asthmatic trouble.
(b) Massages abdominal viscera & removes
(c) Improves circulatory, digestive and nervous
(d) Diaphragm becomes elastic. Breathing capacity
& stamina are
(e) Prevents heart problems, restores normal
blood pressure and cures diabetes
(a) Any obstruction in nasal passage or severe
(a) Increases lung capacity and brings respiratory
system under greater conscious control.
(b) Brings tranquility to mind and body.
(c) Improves functioning of digestive, circulatory
and execratory systems as also that of five senses.
(a) Acute disorder of lungs or severe throat
(a) Promises benefits of both Kapalbhati &
Ujjayi on a moderate scale.
(a) Obstruction in nasal passage or acute abdominal
(a) Removes all types of mental and physical
tensions and rejuvenates mind and body.
(b) Treats insomnia, hypertension and expeditiously
rehabilitates patients who had a heart attack.
(c) Improves eyesight and relives from physical
and mental strain/stress.
(d) Prevents heart problems, restores normal
blood pressure and cures diabetes.
(e) Enables better concentration in work.
(a) Person having cervical defects or those who
are accustomed to taking high pillows may feel their head heavy or giddy.
They should, therefore, do Makarasana instead of Shavasana.