The translation for YOGA MUDRA is “The Yogic Gesture” or “The Yoga Symbol”.

This asana is mentioned in the GHERANDHA SAMHITA as YOGASANA, and is remembered between the 32 most important asanas in Yoga.

The trunk bent towards the front, the digestion is highly stimulated.
The forward bent acts efficiently especially on the lumbar area. The vertebras are released from pressure, while the ligaments and the muscles along the spine are stretched.

It also acts on the pelvic area of the parasympathetic, contributing to the stimulation of the activity of the male and female sexual organs.
It cures rheumatic pain, and also arthritis.
It is recommended in the cases of platfus, practised for at least 15 minutes daily, for several months.
This asana should be moderately practised by people suffering of advanced arthritis or obesity.
The famous Yogi, Brahmachari said that this asana, if practised for 15 minutes, eases the fever, owing to the position of the head, in contact with the ground.