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

HERON POSE

Sanskrit Name – Krounchasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Krounch – Heron, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Seated Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Full Body


WHAT IS HERON POSE (KROUNCHASANA)?

Heron Pose (Krounchasana) is a seated balancing Yoga pose that stretches your hamstrings and core. It improves flexibility and concentration.


DO NOT PRACTICE HERON POSE (KROUNCHASANA) IF:

  1. You’ve injured your knees or hamstrings

  2. You’re menstruating

BENEFITS OF HERON POSE (KROUNCHASANA)

  1. Stimulates abdominal organs

  2. Stretches hamstrings

HOW TO PRACTICE HERON POSE (KROUNCHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Staff Pose (Dandasana) and then move into Half Hero Pose (Ardha Virasana). Bend your right knee and bring your right foot close into your body.

  2. Hold your right foot with both hands, inhale and lift your leg off the floor at 45 degrees or bring it towards you as much as you can.

  3. Stay in this asana for as long as you feel comfortable. To exit the pose, exhale and release the raised the leg. Come out of Ardha Virasana (Half Hero Pose) and repeat the pose on the other side.

HERON POSE (KROUNCHASANA) VARIATION – USE A STRAP

Place a strap around the sole of your foot before to lift and straighten it.


PREPARATORY POSES


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana


Staff Pose - Dandasana


Hero Pose – Virasana


Head-to-Knee Forward Bend - Janu Sirsasana


Seated Forward Bend – Paschimottanasana


The Easy Pose – Sukhasana


The Accomplished Pose – Siddhasana


Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose - Supta Padangusthasana


Standing Forward Bend – Uttanasana


Extended Side Angle Pose - Utthita Parsvottanasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Marichi’s Pose - Marichyasana I


Seated Wide Angle Pose – Upavistha Konasana


Seated Forward Bend – Paschimottanasana

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