Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan

FIREFLY POSE

Sanskrit Name – Tittibhasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Tittibha - Firefly, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Arm Balance Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Full Body


WHAT IS FIREFLY POSE (TITTIBHASANA)?

Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana) is an arm balance yoga pose that targets your core, arms, back and legs. It increases strength, concentration and determination.


DO NOT PRACTICE FIREFLY POSE (TITTIBHASANA) IF:

  1. You have a back, leg, hip or back injury

  2. You have issues with blood pressure

  3. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF FIREFLY POSE (TITTIBHASANA)

  1. Improves posture and balance

  2. Stretches your hip flexors, opens your chest and shoulders

  3. Increases concentration

HOW TO PRACTICE FIREFLY POSE (TITTIBHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) and bend your knees slightly. Thread your right hand through your legs, clasp your right calf with your right hand. Place your right shoulder behind your right knee. Then place your rig than behind your right foot with your finger facing forward. Repeat this on the left side.

  2. Lean forward with your chest and lower your legs onto the backs of your arms. Lift your legs off the floor as you inhale. Your toes can be pointed or flexed.

  3. Practice this asana for as long as you feel comfortable and then exit the pose by releasing your feet to the floor.

FIREFLY POSE (TITTIBHASANA) VARIATION – BEND YOUR KNEES

Practice this asana with your knees bent if you cannot straighten them straight away.


PREPARATORY POSES


Downward Facing Dog – Ardho Mukha Svanasana


Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana


Garland Pose – Malasana


Eagle Pose – Garudasana


Crane Pose – Bakasana


Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend - Upavistha Konasana


Wide-Legged Forward Bend - Prasarita Padottanasana


Bound Angle Pose - Baddha Konasana


Four-Limbed Staff Pose - Chaturanga Dandasana


Plank Pose - Phalakasana


COUNTER POSES


Downward Facing Dog – Ardho Mukha Svanasana


Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana

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