also known as The Master Pose. Goraksa means a cowherd. It is a very difficult balancing pose and one feels overwhelmed even if one can only balance for a few seconds. Goraksasana details provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. Perform Padmasana (Step 1), extend the arms forward and place them on the floor.
2. Rest on the hands and raise the hips from the floor.
3. Extend the trunk up vertically and stand with the top part of the knees on the floor.
4. Extend the thighs and balance gradually by lifting the hands one by one from the floor.
5. When balance is secured, fold the hands in front of the chest and hold the position as long as you can. (Step 2)
6. Put the hands on the floor, sit down and release the legs.
7. Change the leg position and repeat the pose for the same length of time.
Practicing this posture one achieves a sense of balance. The coccyx (the tail bone) gets elasticity by the practice of this posture. It makes the legs and feet muscles flexible.It awakens kundalini chakra and halt the process of aging. Goraksanana also prevents the development of hernia and relieves sciatica.