The Fowl Pose

First, sit in Padmasana, the posture of meditation. Insert your hands in the space between the thighs and calves near the knees. Push the hands together down to the floor. Exhale and raise the body off the ground and balance on the palms.

Remember to keep the palms close together, thumbs touching each other. Breathe normally and remain in the position as long as you can.

Effect: This asana strengthens the wrists and the abdominal muscles. Besides health, the balancing pose enhances the power of concentration.