The Tiger Pose (Vyaghrasana)

In Sanskrit, Vyaghra means "Tiger", and the pose depicts the position of a tiger. Your body is stretched deeply, and it's compared to a tiger stretching its body when it wakes up. Thus the name Vyaghrasana (Tiger Pose). This pose is completed on all fours wherever the spine is stretched to the utmost, giving an excellent gap to the hips and therefore the thighs. This pose is mostly done from the Cat and Cow pose position.

Tiger Pose

Beginners' Tips

As you arcuate back upward, ensure that your thigh bites the chest and your foot doesn't touch the bottom. Although it might be onerous for a few practitioners to finish the position in one go, here one ought to recognize one's own body limit and avoid overstraining.


NOTE: Before you start this, consult your doctor or an exercise professional about this pose. Don't try to do it alone.


Tip To Do -

1 - Gently ease into Marjaryasana, or Cat pose. Relax your respiratory system and ease your body. As you proceed to arch your back, inhale and straighten your right leg behind you.
2 - Extend your right leg up and over, bending your right knee. to the sky and convey your toes as shut as you'll be able to towards the rear of your head.
3 - Hold your breath and keep this position for a number of seconds. Slowly straighten your right leg. Bend your knee and slowly swing your right leg beneath your belly.
4 - Arch your back upwards as you bend your head down. Exhale deeply and bring your knee towards your nose. Ensure your right foot doesn't bite the ground. Press your thigh against your chest.
5 - Hold this posture and your breath for a number of seconds. Straighten your right foot backwards. Bend your knee, then repeat the slow swinging movements.
6 - Enter marjaryasana and relax your breath and body. Repeat with the left leg.


The Advantages of the Tiger Pose

1 - This position activates the tightened muscles of the rear and tones the spinal nerves.
2 - Relax your leg and hip joints.
3 - Stimulates the blood circulation in your body.
4 - Beneficial for people suffering from sciatica because it relaxes nerves.
5 - Reduces excess body fat in the hips and thighs.
6 - It trenches and strengthens the abdominal muscles and improves overall digestion.

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