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Dwi pad Koundinyasana

By Prana Yoga | In All Yoga Postures, Arm Balancing, Spinal Twisting | on May 26, 2014

This is an arm balancing pose dedicated to the Sage Koundinya. Before practicing this posture you should be able to do Parsva Bakasana (twisted crane posture).

Dwi-pad-Koundinyasana

Steps:

  • Start with  Parsva Bakasana (twisted crane posture)
  • Lean forward and bend your elbows 90 degrees, so that the biceps are parallen to the ground and the forearm perpendicular.
  • Straighten your legs, the inner edges of the foot should be close together
  • Stay in the posture for as long is comfortable, and slowly comeback to the squatting position.

Benefits 

  •  Improves sense of balance
  • Strengthens the arms and wrist
  • Tones the belly and the spine
  • Stretches the hamstrings and the spine.

Precautions/ Contraindications

  • Lower back injury
  • Wrist injury

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