Exercise-103: Moordhasana (The crown-based pose)

  • Stand erect with your feet 3 to 4 feet apart.
  • Bend the body at the hips and place the hands directly in front of the feet (stage 1).
  • Place the crown of the head on the ground between the hands.
  • Raise the arms and clasp the hands behind the back.
  • Raise the heels and balance on the head and toes (stage 2).
  • Maintain this pose up to 1 minute and then replace the hands on the ground.
  • Raise the head and return to the erect position.
  • After a short rest, repeat 2 or 3 times.


  • Retain the breath inside while assuming and returning from the pose.
  • Practice normal breathing once balance has been attained.

On respiration and balance.
Not to be performed by persons suffering from high blood pressure or vertigo.

  • This asana brings a rich supply of blood to the brain.
  • It is a preliminary pose for sirshasana, as it enables the brain to adapt to the influx of blood while the crown become accustomed to
  • supporting the weight of the body.



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