Firefly Pose has awesome strengthening and energizing benefits! Here's how to do it…
Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana) – also sometimes known as Insect Pose – is an intermediate-to-advanced arm balance pose that is great for building core strength as well as balance and control. It also increases hamstring and hip flexibility, and strengthens the arms and wrists – plus it's just plain fun!
If you aren't ready to tackle the full pose, you can prepare by sitting on the floor, spreading your legs wide, and elevating each heel on a block. Press into your palms on the floor between your legs to lift up. Once you are comfortable with this, try lifting one heel at a time slightly off the blocks, and hold for a few breaths on each side. This will start building your core strength in preparation for the full pose.
Note: Those with recent shoulder, elbow, wrist, or lower back injuries should avoid this pose.
Watch this quick video to learn how to do Firefly Pose. Or read these instructions from YogaJournal.com.
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