"Simha" means 'lion' in Sanskrit. In this pose you assume the posture of a seated lion.
- Sit erect in Vajrasana.
- Keep your palms on the respective thighs.
- Raise your buttocks and criss-cross your legs, right leg over the left leg.
- Keep your head, neck and spine erect.
- Spread out your fingers on the knees.
- Inhale deeply.
- Open your mouth gradually.
- Exhale slowly and take out your tongue and stretch it out as much as possible. Make a "ha" sound like the roar of a lion from the back of your throat.
- Look up at your eyebrows.
- Make the roaring sound 2-3 times.
- Exhale and come back to starting posture.
- Alternate the cross of the legs and repeat.
- Do not perform this pose if you have a knee injury.
- It helps clear the air in the chest.
- It can cure bad breath.
- Blood circulation of neck muscles improves.
- Simhasana helps relax chest and facial muscles.