Instructions: Go down to a kneeling position by placing both hands on
knees, lowering oneself slowly and easily onto knees, then touch the head upon the ground
so that the following seven body parts are in contact: forehead, two palms, two knees,
toes of both feet. The end position of this posture is given below.
Beneficial Effects: The posture of supreme submission and humility. Knees
forming a right angle allow stomach muscles to be developed and prevents growth of
flabbiness in mid-section; even greater flow of blood into upper regions of body
especially the head, including eyes, ears, nose and lungs; allows mental toxins to be
cleansed by blood. Excellent effect to maintain proper position of fetus in pregnant
women; reduces high blood pressure. Increases elasticity of joints. Annihilates egotism
and vanity. Increases patience and reliance upon God. Increases spiritual stations and
produces high psychic energy throughout body. It is the essence of worship.