Asanas In Sitting Position
Sit on the floor and straighten your legs together in front with feet facing upwards and toes slightly stretched. Maintain neck and back relaxed but straight. Place your palms on your sides without pressing upon them. Keep thumb outstretched while other fingers remain close together. Gaze straight to your front and do not move your body. This position is called Baithak-sthiti (sitting position) of yoga.
You may place your hands at the middle of the leg-cross with palms facing upwards and right and left fingers overlapping each other (Dyana-mudra). Hold on for some time and get back to the original position by releasing one leg after another. Those who are unable to do this asana may sit with folded legs (Siddhasana). Holding the right great toe with the left hand and the left great toe with the right hand (hands encircled around the back) during this pose is known as Baddha-padmasana.
Paschimottanasana is similar to pada-hastasana in standing position.