Yoga Pose: Sleeping Swan

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  • Sleeping Swan

  • Category:
    Seated / Forward Bend
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    From One Legged King Pigeon (Preparation), begin bending forward from the hips, with the hands on the ground and outstretched in front of you. Keep the weight back into the hips as you lower yourself to the ground. Move down first to the forearms, then to the forehead, and eventually to the chest, as flexibility allows. Stretch your arms out as far as they may reach.

  • Benefits:

    Provides a gentle, potent opening of the hips, and external rotation of the front hip. Stretches the quadriceps and hip flexors of the back leg.