Prapadasana

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Prapadasana aka ‘tip toe pose’ requires balance, flexibility, and strength.

How to get into the position

Starting from a squatting position, balancing on your tip toes/ the balls of your feet (with your heels lifted), take your right heel directly under the perineum so your foot is lifted and placed in lotus position on top of the left thigh (with the sole of the foot facing up). Then you can bring your palms together into prayer position in front of your chest. Be sure to fix your vision on a single point on the floor to maintain balance.

Hold this position for five full breaths.  On every inhalation, straighten your spine and with every exhalation try to lower your pelvis.  The posture is then repeated on the other side.

Benefits

Prapadasana:  

  • Improves balance and concentration
  • Develops core strength
  • Keeps the reproductive system healthy
  • Opens the hips

Contraindications and Cautions

Avoid this posture if you have any recent or chronic injury to the feet, ankles or knees.

Damian is an authorised teacher of Prana Vashya Yoga.  To book a class with Damian you can contact him by:

Email: damiancadmanjones@gmail.com

Tel: 0777 900 1896

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/queensroadyoga/

 

 

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