Vashishthasana is helpful in toning the extra fat handles which make your waist look really bad and are stubborn in nature.

How to Perform:

step 1: Get into the Adho Mukha Svanasana or Downward Facing Dog Pose.

step 2: Place your right foot on top of your left foot.

step 3: Place your hand on your hip and turn your body accordingly.

step 4: You will now be supporting the weight of your body on your foot and hand on the left.

step 5: Place the hand that supports your body a little ahead of your shoulders so that it is done in a slight angle from the floor.

step 6: Keep your arm straight with the palm pressed firmly on the ground.

step 7: Now tighten your thighs and apply weight on the floor through the heels of your legs.

step 8: Your whole body is now in a diagonal alignment with the floor.

step 9: You can also raise your right hand upward and remain in this balanced position for a while.

step 10:Return to the Downward Facing Dog pose again and perform the same exercise on your right side.

step 11:When complete, move into the Balasana (Child Pose).


This asana is a powerful yoga exercise that can be done in varying levels of intensity. so, you need to be physically fit to perform this asana.
If you are recovering from an injury in your neck, shoulders, or ankles this asana precautions need to be exercised, as these are the parts of your body that need to take up the weight of your frame and hence, avoid this pose if you sustain an injury.

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