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Yoga in Varanasi

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Hasta Padam Asana (Hand Lotus Asana in Sanskrit)

The benefits of this position are similar to those of the Padam Silth Asana. The difference is that the leg position evokes praying hands. The result is a more efficient release of the kundalini energy, thus increasing the power of meditation.

Swami Shiva Nand Jee, Varanasi, India

Photo by Yumi Soule, Text by JP Soule with Swami Shiva 2002