Sanskrit Name – Simhasana
Sanskrit Name Meaning – Simha – Lion, Asana - Pose
Type of Asana – Seated Yoga Pose
Target Areas – Core and Legs
WHAT IS LION POSE (SIMHASANA)?
Lion Pose (Simhasana) is a fun seated yoga pose defined by its Lion’s roar. It helps you blow off some steam and release some inner tension.
DO NOT PRACTICE LION POSE (SIMHASANA) IF:
You have a leg or back injury
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF LION POSE (SIMHASANA)
Relieves anxiety, stress and tension
Helps you feel relaxed
HOW TO PRACTICE LION POSE (SIMHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
Start in Thunderbolt Pose (Vajrasana).
Breathe in deeply through your nose, on exhale, open your mouth and stick your tongue out. Your exhale should be active and you should look up. Push your hands into your knees with your fingers splayed like a lion’s claws. Stay fully engaged like a roaring lion.
Practice this asana for as long as you feel comfortable.
LION POSE (SIMHASANA) VARIATION – SUKHASANA
Practice this asana with your legs folded in Easy Pose (Sukhasana).
Hero Pose – Virasana
Reclining Hero Pose – Supta Virasana
Bandha Konasana – Bound Angle Pose
Reclining Bound Angle Pose - Supta Bandha Konasana
Staff Pose – Dandasana
Accomplished Pose - Siddhasana
Easy Pose - Sukhasana
FOLLOW UP POSES
Downward Facing Dog Pose – Adho Mukha Svanasana
Child’s Pose - Balasana