How we love the delicious hip and glute stretch that is Sucirandhrasana! This intricate and rejuvenating Yoga pose, often referred to as Reclined Pigeon pose or Eye of the Needle pose, holds a multitude of benefits for your physical and mental well-being. In this guide, we’ll delve into the details of how to perform Sucirandhrasana with grace and ease, allowing you to tap into its transformative potential.
So roll out your Yoga mat, take a deep breath and let’s get into Sucirandhrasana!
How to Do Sucirandhrasana Pose
Experience Sucirandhrasana by following these step-by-step instructions:
- Begin by lying down on your mat.
- Bend your right knee and place your right foot on the floor, keeping your right knee pointing up towards the ceiling.
- Cross your left ankle over your right thigh, resting it just above the knee.
- Flex your left foot, ensuring that your toes are flexing upwards.
- Gently press your left hand on your left inner thigh to increase the stretch. Option to stay here.
- Reach both hands behind your right thigh and ease your legs closer towards your chest. Ensure to keep both booty cheeks on the earth.
- Hold for 5 breaths.
- To release the pose, slowly lower your right foot back to the earth and then your left foot.
- Repeat the same steps, this time with your left knee bent and your right ankle crossed over your left thigh, to ensure balance in your practice.
The Benefits of Sucirandhrasana Pose
Sucirandhrasana offers a range of benefits that contribute to your overall well-being. Let’s explore the positive impact this pose can have on your mind and body:
Hip and Glute Stretch
Sucirandhrasana primarily targets the hips and glutes, providing a deep stretch to these areas. Regular practise can help alleviate tension and tightness in these muscle groups, promoting flexibility and increased range of motion.
As you draw the thighs towards the belly in Sucirandhrasana, you gently massage your abdominal organs, aiding in digestion and promoting healthy bowel movements. This pose can be particularly beneficial for individuals who experience bloating or digestive discomfort.
Relief from Lower Back Pain
This pose can help release tension in the lower back, providing relief from discomfort and pain.
Stress Reduction and Relaxation
The meditative nature of Sucirandhrasana allows you to quiet the mind and find inner calm. As you surrender to the pose and focus on your breath, you can experience a sense of relaxation and release of stress and anxiety.
Improved Flexibility and Mobility
Regular practise of Sucirandhrasana can enhance your flexibility, particularly in the hips, glutes, and lower back. As these areas become more supple, you’ll notice improved mobility and ease of movement in your daily activities.
Tips for a Successful Sucirandhrasana Pose
To make the most of your Sucirandhrasana, keep the following tips in mind:
Listen to Your Body
Pay attention to your body’s signals and respect your limits. Never force yourself into a position that feels uncomfortable or causes pain.
Throughout the pose, maintain a steady and deep nasal breath.
Consistency is key to experiencing the full benefits of Sucirandhrasana. Aim to incorporate this pose into your regular Yoga practice, allowing your body to reap all the benefits
Remember, Yoga is a journey, you don’t do the pose once, you practise again and again. Embrace the power of Sucirandhrasana and let it guide you towards a state of balance, strength and inner peace.
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Emma + Carla