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


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

LION POSE

Sanskrit NameSimhasana

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:

  1. You have a leg or back injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF LION POSE (SIMHASANA)

  1. Relieves anxiety, stress and tension

  2. Helps you feel relaxed

HOW TO PRACTICE LION POSE (SIMHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Thunderbolt Pose (Vajrasana).

  2. 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.

  3. 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).


PREPARATORY POSES


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

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