Stanakas. Static Postures
VAISHNAVAM SAMAPADAM CHA
VAISHAKHAM MANDALAM TATHA
STHANANYETANI SHAN DRUNAM
Meaning: The feet are kept two and a half Talas apart from each other. One of
them should be on the ground in the natural posture, the other is lifted and
turned sideways with the toes stretched and turned towards the shin. The body
and arms are in the Saushthava position. This is called the Vaishnava Sthana.
Meaning: If the feet are kept in their natural posture at one Tala's distance
and the body keeps the natural Saushthava position, this is called the Samapada
Sthana. The presiding deity here is Brahma.
CHAIVA TATRA PADAU
Meaning: The feet are kept three and a half Talas apart from each other, the
thighs remain steady and the feet are raised and moved apart. This is the
Vaishakha Sthana. Kartikeya is the presiding deity of this position.
TU MANDALAM PADAU
CHAIVA KATIJANU SAMAU TATHA
Meaning: If the feet are turned sideways and are kept at four Talas distance,
thighs and knees also look sideways and the waist remains in its natural
position, then this position is called the Mandala Sthana. The presiding deity
here is Indra.
PANCHATALAN PRASARYE CHA
Meaning: If the right foot in the Mandala position is moved sideways at 5 Talas
distance from the left foot, then this position is called Alidha Sthana. The
presiding deity here is Rudra.
VAMA PADAM PRASARYE CHA
Meaning: If the right foot is bent and is in the Kunchita position and the left
foot is stretched opposite to the Alidha position, it will make the Pratyalidha