Yoga, if done correctly, is a sure-shot way of relieving yourself from stress and pain, and the various poses that accommodate yoga categorically work towards making you feel better.
Therefore, the unique pose that we will focus on today is the firefly pose.
This pose is also called the Tittibhasana and is one of the most challenging postures related to arms balancing, as it requires strength of the trunk muscles and hamstrings of the legs. This posture needs to be practiced on a regular basis in order to master it, as it requires a lot of wrists, arms and core muscle movements. To achieve the firefly pose, following are the steps needed:
Put your arms flat on the floor with the fingers facing forward; begin with a squatting position with your feet at mat-width distance. Now let your hips tilt forward and torso be brought between your legs.
Stretch your legs to the extent that they would lift your pelvis off the floor, up to about knee length.
After this, bring your left shoulder and upper arm under the left thigh as far afield as possible for you just above the knee level. This step should be repeated with the other side as well.
Carefully shift your centre of gravity and lift your body off the floor. You need to keep your inner thighs as high as possible on your arms. With your palms pressed down onto the floor, gradually bring your weight towards your hands away from your feet.
Take a deep breath and stretch the legs to your side as they need to be as straight as possible. Make sure your pelvis is raised so that your legs should be parallel to the floor.
Spread your toes apart and press through the big toes’ bases but your toes must be pulled back to the torso. Your medial portion of the foot should be in a slight forward angle whereas the lateral portion should be a little back.
Your arms should be as straight as possible. You need to broaden your shoulders as wide as possible while you hollow your chest as this helps to round your upper back torso and lift it higher.
Don’t tense your neck; lift your head up and look ahead.
Take slow breaths and stay in this posture for fifteen seconds or more then back out of this posture the same way you went in while breathing out.
Share with us your experience of attempting this pose in the comments section below. Hope you all enjoy this exercise as much as we did!