22 October 2011

Tittibhasana Yoga Pose


Begin this pose by moving from a standing position into a
wide-legged squat, hands in Anjali Mudra (prayer position)


Engage your upper thighs as you press the hips up and back, lifting slightly


Bring your arms back down through the center line of your body, cupping your hands
 so that the fingers and thumbs are separate, creating a space for the back of your heels 


Cup the back of your heels, thumbs wrap around the 
inside of heel and fingers around the outside of heel


With hands and feet both firmly planted into the mat, press up through your sit 
bones, lifting to create space to gently tuck the upper arms back under the legs


Slowly sit back down, not as far as a squat, just enough to 
gently allow your arms to support the weight of your legs 


Engage your triceps and core as you begin to lift the feet off the mat


Once the feet are lifted and you feel balanced, focus on using the strength of your
arms and core to lift the sit bones back, preventing the buttocks from dropping down


Sit bones rise up and back and the arms become 
the center line of where your weight is balanced


Tittibhasana - Firefly Pose



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11 comments:

katie said... [reply]

Teach me your fabulous yoga skills! I miss YOU! You first off look beautiful! Second you have amazing yoga skills, and third, happy Saturday!!

I am going to start doing more yoga, Im starting this week, hot yoga! I hope to get good ; ) Love u!!

Lauren said... [reply]

Amazing! Veryy cool :)

Monisia said... [reply]

I am admiring;)!

Living, Learning, Eating said... [reply]

Wow, you must be so strong!

Allison said... [reply]

Wow this was so cool! Thanks for posting step by step pictures. I've always wondered how people get into that pose.

Emily said... [reply]

This is amazing! You are so strong. And your alignment is perfect! I love these posts- they're so inspiring.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

You are amazing girl! I cannot believe how skilled you are in yoga. Impressive indeed.

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

wow - I am so very impressed!!! :)

Sara Grambusch said... [reply]

Ahhh I'm consistently freaked out (in a good way) by these! :)

yoga for beginners said... [reply]

I've been doing Yoga for a little while now, but I still keep getting reminded that I have a long way to go. That is some impressive arm strength.

Anonymous said... [reply]

You could shit in my mouth any day of the week.

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