There are several medications and treatment procedures for nerve health, but of all these, yoga is found to have the best treatment procedure. Agnisthambasana is one such yoga asana which has been found to stimulate the nervous system.

Agnistambhasana Or fire log pose is a yoga asana named primarily after the fire, and beginner level posture which guarantees a sense of calmness along with several other benefits. Even beginners can do it very easily. 

This pose is also known as Burning Log pose or Double Pigeon pose. because the legs take the same shape as they do in Pigeon pose.

However, its Sanskrit name, “Agnistambhasana” comes from three words:

  1. “Agni” — meaning “fire”
  2. “Stambha” — meaning “statue,” “stack,” or “pillar”
  3. “Asana” — meaning “pose”

That translates to Fire Stack Pose. In Indian mythology- This pose to sit in front of the fire. that has required flexibility in the lower body, including the outer hips, hamstrings, quadriceps, lower back, and glutes.

The Preparatory Poses

  • Supta Baddha Konasana
  • Baddha Konasana. And

The Follow-up Poses

  • Bharadvajasana
  • Paschimottanasana

How to do Agnisthambasana (Fire Log Pose)

  • To Come in Agnisthambasana you need to sit on a yoga mat with feet on the floor and knees bent.
  • Lightly shrug your shoulders up, roll the heads of your upper arm bones back.
  • Now, bring your left foot under your right leg to the outside of your right hip. and lay the outer leg on the floor. Make sure that right sole perpendicular to the ground.
  • After that, cross your shins in a Sukhasana. and press through your heels and spread your toes.
  • Keeping your front torso long, exhale and fold forward from your groins.
  • Lay your hands on the floor in front of your shins.
  • As you inhale, notice that your torso rises slightly and another exhalation, fold deeper into the pose.
  • In last, repeat the same tips another side.

Benefits of Agnisthambasana (Fire Log Pose)

  • Agnisthambasana stimulates the abdominal organs, digestive system, liver, spleen, etc.
  • This pose is a great hip opener yoga poses as with providing you greater mobility.
  • It Activates Sacral Chakra that is the energy wheel of sweetness and well-being.
  • Regular practice of Fire Log Pose also helps calms the mind.


  • According to the experts, this asana is considered best when yogi practiced early in the morning. Mornings are preferred as the food is digested as well as the body has the energy to perform the asana. Due to some reason, you cannot practice it in the morning, you can practice this asana in the evening as well. But at least keep 3-5 hour gap between your practice and meal.
  • Agnisthambasana must avoid deep squats with any knee injury.
  • Do not practice in case of a herniated disk or an injury in the lower back.
  • Avoid this Asana, in case of back, neck, ankles your arms injury.


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