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Half-Lotus, Half-Hero Twist Pose

Angle Based Images : Half-lotus, Half-hero Twist Pose Video
Angle Based Images : Half-lotus, Half-hero Twist Pose Video
Angle Based Images : Half-lotus, Half-hero Twist Pose Video
Angle Based Images : Half-lotus, Half-hero Twist Pose Video
Angle Based Images : Half-lotus, Half-hero Twist Pose Video
Half-Lotus, Half-Hero Twist Pose : Step 1
Step 1 Begin seated in staff pose.
Half-Lotus, Half-Hero Twist Pose : Step 2
Step 2 Bend your right knee, and take the top of your right foot and place it on the ground next to your right glute, in half-hero's pose.
Half-Lotus, Half-Hero Twist Pose : Step 3
Step 3 Bend your left knee, and place the top of your left foot on top of your right thigh, at your hip crease, into half-lotus.
Half-Lotus, Half-Hero Twist Pose : Step 4
Step 4 Slightly twist your torso to the left, take your left hand behind your sacrum on the ground, and then take your right hand to the outside of your left knee.
Half-Lotus, Half-Hero Twist Pose : Step 5
Step 5 Take a deep inhale to lengthen through your spine, and use your exhale to engage your navel to your spine and twist to the left. Keep this breathing pattern for at least three deep breaths. Repeat on the other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

You can sit on a blanket or block to make this more accessible and less intense on your back.

Tips

Not recommended for anyone with knee or ankle maladies, or those suffering from insomnia, headaches, low blood pressure, or high blood pressure.

Benefits

Opens the spine and hips. Is thought to improve digestion.

Modifications

If half-lotus doesn't work for you, keep one leg in half-hero's pose and the other leg with the bottom of your foot against the thigh of the leg in hero.

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