Konasana exercises the lungs and help in managing arthritis.


  • Stand on your yoga mat.
  • Legs should be spaced two to three feet apart so that legs are more widely spaced than the shoulders.
  • Hands hang loosely on either side. Legs should be firm and tight. Keep back and neck straight, look in front.


  • While inhaling, from the shoulders, raise both the hands. Bring both the hands in a straight line. Palms should face downward. Bring both the hands parallel to ground.
  • Keep your legs and arms straight (no bending).
  • Now start exhaling and simultaneously gradually touch your left foot with right hand while the left hand and arm are stretched and pointed upwards.
  • Now inhale and gradually come back to starting position.
  • Now start exhaling and simultaneously touch your right foot with left hand while right arm and hand are stretched and pointed upwards.
  • If your body is not flexible, try to bend your body as long as you are comfortable. Do not strain your body.


Repeat this procedure 2 to 3 times. 


  • Burns fat in the abdomen area.
  • Exercises the lungs.
  • Good for regulating the menstrual cycle.
  • Helps to reduce acidity.
  • Helpful in fighting arthritis and inflammation of joints.
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