Vakrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose)

by | Jun 11, 2020 | Yoga Poses


Reviewed by  Dr. Andrew Grover,  CPT


  • Stimulate the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, and lungs.
  • It helps to reduce belly fat, strengthens kidney, 
  • It helps to prevent and control diabetes.
  • It strengthens back muscles and reduces back ache
  • Releases excess toxins and heat from tissues and organs

How to do

  • Sit with legs stretched, bend the right leg and pull it by your side till it rests beside your left knee.
  • Place your right hand behind your back and left arm over the right knee, hold your right ankle.
  • Push your right knee as far as possible and while exhaling twist your trunk to the right side. Take as much as support from your left arm.
  • Now repeat the same steps with the left side.



  • In the beginning, do not try to use excessive force while doing these asanas. Increase your practice gradually.


  • It should be practicing on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • If during this asana you have any kind of leg cramps or you have pain in your knees, then you should immediately leave that posture, do not forcefully try to do

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