December 2, 2020

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Vyaghrasana (pronounced vyAa-gHrAa-suh-nuh) is the right choice among yoga poses to methodically challenge yourself and attain flawless balance. It plays a significant role in opening up your chest, shoulders, hips, and thighs. Although the variation of clasping your ankle with your hand could be a task by itself, this posture could considerably tone your spinal cords and back muscles. Your sense of balance will undergo a phase-shift after mastering this asana.

Steps to perform Vyaghrasana (Tiger pose)

  • Begin with the Table Pose
  • Gently ease into Marjaryasana or the Cat pose
  • Relax your breathing and ease your body
  • As you proceed to arch your back, inhale and straighten your right leg behind you.
  • Stretching your leg up and over, bend your right knee.
  • Look up to the sky and bring your toes as close as you can towards the back of your head.
  • Hold your breath and stay in this position for a few seconds.
  • Slowly straighten your right leg.
  • Bend your knee and slowly swing your right leg under your belly.
  • Arch your back upwards as you bend your head dow.
  • Exhale deeply and bring your knee towards your nose.
  • Make sure your right foot does not touch the floor.
  • Press your thigh against your chest.
  • Hold this posture and your breath for a few seconds.
  • Straighten and stretch your right foot backwards the leg. Bend your knee and repeat the slow swinging movements.
  • Return to marjaryasana and relax your breath and ease your body.
  • Repeat with the left leg.

Health benefits of VyaghrasanaĀ  (Tiger pose)

  • Exercises and strengthens the back as you bend it alternatively in both directions
  • Tones the nerves in your spinal cord
  • Alleviates sciatica by relaxing the sciatic nerves
  • Loosens your leg and hip joints
  • Tones the female reproductive organs and is especially beneficial for post childbirth and women with many children
  • Stretches your abdominal muscles
  • Keeps your digestive system in check
  • Induces proper and great metabolism
  • Stimulates rich blood circulation
  • Responsible for weight loss in your hips and thighs

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