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Geometry: In this variation of Halasana – The legs are stretched straight overhead towards one side of the body and then the other side. 
Model: Rod Stryker Credit: David Martinez
in Maha Mudra, the legs are as in Janu Sirsasana, but the heel is in contact with the perineum. The arms are stretched straight as you hold onto the big toe with the forefinger, middle finger and thumb (as you do in utthita hasta padangustasana) of both hands and all 3 bandhas - mula, uddiyana and jalandara are engaged. Start in Dandasana and bend the right knee to a 90 degree angle to the left leg, placing the right heel in contact with the perineum.  Reach hands towards the big toe of the left foot and grasp the big toe with the forefinger, middle finger and thumb. Keep the arms straight as you pull on the toe of the left foot.
Model: Dona Holleman
This pose is similar to Sukhasana (Easy Pose) in the shape of the pose, but in Svastikasana the feet are active, whereas in Sukhasana, the feet are passive.  The legs are folded in a triangle with the feet under the knees/thighs and the shins crossed in the center line. The torso is upright with the shoulders over the hips. To practice this pose, sit in Dandasana and bend the right knee and place the right foot under the left knee or lower thigh. Then bend the left knee and place the left shin in front of the right shin and the foot under the right knee or lower right thigh. 
Geometry: In this inverted pose, all my limbs are supported on my upper arms and shoulders. The back of my head is on the ground. One leg stays in line with the hips and shoulders and one leg extends overhead in halasana.Actions:a)    From Halasana

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