means 'upward'. 'Tittibha' means an 'insect'. This exercise is
performed, by keeping the face upward as explained below.
1. Stand as in Fig. 1.0.
2. Spread the legs apart sideways for about one and
half to two feet. Exhale slowly, bend the trunk forward. Insert the
head in between the legs at knee position. Stretch the hands towards the
back and make a lock (as shown in fig. 54.0).
3. Hold in this position for about 15 to 20 seconds
with deep and even breathing.
4. Release the interlock first and slowly come back to
the normal position.
1. Though most of the therapeutic uses are similar to
Tittibhasana, here in this exercise it provides good body balance, nourishment
to the legs and shoulders.
2. This exercise provides mental equilibrium and
concentration of mind.