Lotus Petal Yoga

BHUJA PIDASANA (FIREFLY)


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Bhuja = Shoulder, arm; Pida = pressure; Asana = Posture

From a squat position, the hands are placed six inches in front of the feet. Torso is lengthened through the crown of the head as the shoulders are relaxed down away from the ears. Gaze is soft, forehead and chin relaxed, head in line with the spine. Arms are thread between the legs one at a time such that the hands rest on the floor behind the ankles with the finger tips facing forward. Backs of the knees rest on the upper arms and the knees then walk up toward the shoulder blades as far as possible. Feet are lifted off the earth. Thighs are pressed against the upper arms and the upper arms against the thighs to stabilize the pose. Feet are flexed.

Benefits of the posture:

  • strengthens upper body
  • good for digestion and elimination
  • massages and regenerates the kidneys and adrenal glands
  • supports the health of the prostate and pelvic floor
  • good for hemorrhoids
 

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