Yoga Pose: Bird of Paradise (Svarga Dvijāsana)

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  • Bird of Paradise

  • Svarga Dvijāsana

  • svarga = heaven
  • dvija = twice born
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Standing / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
  • Description:

    From Bound Revolved Chair (Parivṛtta Baddha Utkaṭāsana), one foot stays rooted into the earth and straightens while the opposite leg comes up with a bent knee. Once you are standing upright extend the leg towards the sky. The ribcage is lifted and the heart is open in the full expression of the pose. The gaze is forward.

  • Benefits:

    Increases the flexibility of the spine and back and stretches the shoulders. Strengthens the legs. Increases flexibility of the hip and knee joints. Improves balance. Opens the groin. Stretches the hamstrings.