Kandasana – Upward Ankle Twist Pose, Right Method, Benefits


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Kandasana, in this the feet of the practitioner resembles the bulb of an onion and hence the name. It is a seated Yoga pose. It challenges the flexibility of your legs.

Word meaning

Kanda = bulb / bulbous
Asana = pose

This pose is also called as –

Preparation for Kandasana

  • The tuber pose shall be done on empty stomach, preferably early in the morning.
  • If the pose is practiced at some other time other than early morning, food should be consumed 3-4 hours before doing the pose. This will not only keep your stomach empty by the time you take on to the pose but will also keep you energized to do the pose.
  • The bowel and bladder need to be kept empty while taking to the pose.
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Method of doing Kandasana

Positioning for the pose

Sit in Dandasana – staff pose with legs…

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