There are two ways of practicing naukasana. The first method is practiced by lying down on the ground on the abdomen and the second method is that the seeker should practice naukasana by lying on his back. Both methods have similar benefits. The first way of naukasana is that the practitioner should keep his feet straight around each other and lie down on his stomach and spread his two hands and try to lift the body in such a manner with the stress of the handcuffs. That the front and thorax should rise higher up to the navelis, both the back and the legs and thighs (pattas) are lifting up as if the body is a boat.
The second method of naukasana is that the practitioner should lie flat first, the arms are on both sides of the body in order, the palms are facing down. Breathing should raise the legs, arms, head and torso above the ground. Heads should not rise more than one foot from the ground. The arms should be raised to the same height and keep the fingers of his feet in line. Slowly exhaling through the method of laxative, the body should be kept lying on the ground in the first position. Naukasana should be applied till the seeker experiences a tremor in the stomach muscles. It should be practiced in the morning upon waking up. This asana is very useful for a person suffering from muscle weakness and stress. The worms of the stomach and intestines get out of its practice.