Straighten and extend your back and neck bringing your head up nice and tall look straight ahead as shown in Figure

You can use a cushion to raise your hips so that they're level with your knees.

Note: In the classic posture, which we don't recommend for beginners, your chin rests on your chest, your arms are straight down, elbows locked, with your palms open in jnana mudra (discussed in the preceding section) at your knees. The big-toe side of your left foot is pulled up and wedged between your right calf and thigh.

Figure 6-6:

The perfect posture.

Lessons In Gnagi Yoga

Lessons In Gnagi Yoga

This book is a beautiful explanation of Yogi Philosophy. Everything about Hindu philosophy for the non-Eastern reader. It talks about nature, forces and reason. The Yogi Philosophy and its several branches or fields are presented with great detail.

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