Lotus Petal Yoga

DEVIASANA (GODDESS)


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Devi = goddess; Asana = Posture

Legs are wide, and feet are turned out at a 450 angle. Arms shoulder height. Lower abdomen is drawn toward the spine. On an exhale, knees are bent and the pelvis ascends directly downward without arching the low back. All four corners of the feet are firmly planted into the mat. Knees are centered over ankles. Elbows are bent at a 900 angle and the forearms and hands are pointed straight up. Shoulder gently spiral back and down, crown of the head is lifted.

Benefits of the posture:

  • relieves varicose veins
  • improves circulation to the abdominal organs and legs
  • strengthens muscles supporting the joints in the extremities, especially knees and ankles.
 

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