Innovations - Postures

Posture for the Crucifixion of Christ

The posture for the Crucifixion of Christ is conceived as follows: the right leg is placed on the left and the whole body is lifted a little higher putting the whole weight on the front part of the leg. The body is held straight. The hands are held 45 degrees higher from the shoulder level in Ardhachandra hasta. In the hasta viniyoga, Abhinaya darpanam gives the use of Ardhachandra for prayer. According to Christian theology, Christ's crucifixion was the supreme prayer and sacrifice. This posture explains the meaning and significance of crucifixion symbolically and in a very aesthetic manner.