Kapila was the name of a great sage, who is said to have been the founder of the Sankhya system of philosophy. Kapilasana is a continuation of Buddhasana.


Technique for Kapilasana

  1. Maintain the hand grip in Buddhasana with the left leg placed on the back of the neck, exhale, bend the trunk forward and rest the chin on the outstretched right knee as in Paschimottanasana.
  2. Stay in the pose from 10 to 15 seconds with deep breathing. Inhale, lift up the head and trunk and release the hand grip.
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