Sage Vamadeva contributed to Mandala Four of the "Rig Veda." From a
family of sages, his father and brother were both sages, and his brother
also contributed to the "Rig Veda." Sage Vamadeva is also mentioned in
the Upanishads. Vamadevasana B is one of two postures honoring his legacy.
Like Vamadevasana A, this second variation of the pose also physically illustrates the idea of duality within yoga
philosophy, with energy pulling the limbs in opposing directions. In
order to maintain balance and centered-ness in this pose, the yogi must
lift and pull the body in different directions at the same time. In
addition, Vamadevasana A and B - with their combination of a spinal twist as well as a similar grounding effect to lotus pose - stimulate the sahasrara (crown), svadisthana (spleen/sacral) and manipura (root) chakras.