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Published on August 16th, 2013 | by Catherine Tingey

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VISHNUS POSE (Anantasana)

Yoga - Catherine TingeyVishnus Pose (Anantasana)

is a graceful, balletic pose that belies the focus required to balance the body along one fine line – from elbow to heel.

We’ll break down this deceptively simple pose.

ALIGNMENT

I like toΒ start in RECLINING HAND-TO-BIG TOE POSE (Supta Padangusthasana II), with a strap. This prepatory pose will ensure there is enough external rotation in your hips to comfortably rest in VISHNUS POSE.

Lay on your left side and engage the left foot, toes pointing away from you.

Extend the left forearm, keeping the elbow in line with the torso.

Comfortably rest the head in the left hand.

Bend the right knee and place it in front of the left knee.

Extend through the left heel and engage the core by drawing the navel to spine.

Lift the right leg to the sky. Grab the big toe or ankle with the right hand.

WORK IN THE POSE

Reach out through the center of your right hip socket as you press the big toe away from your right hand.

Remember to take the other side!

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.



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