ADVANCED POSE

SUPTA VIRASANA SADDLE POSE

HOW TO PERFORM

  • From kneeling sit back on your heels, the top of heel flat to the floor.
  • Feet together and widen the knees to a comfortable distance, use your arms to help support you and lower you down slowly and mindfully to the earth.
  • Once down and comfortable bring your awareness to deep slow belly breaths and stay here for 6 to 12 breaths or as long as possible.

BENEFITS

  • Opens your quadriceps, hip flexors and sacrum.

MODIFICATIONS

  • Place a bolster underneath your back and lie down.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Any knee, ankle or back injuries need to be looked after.
  • Proceed with caution if any of those joints are sensitive.