Deer Pose supports a healthy digestion and has a healing influence on the reproductive organs of women during menopause or pregnancy, where it can help with swollen legs. Also highly beneficial for conditions such as high blood pressure and asthma. This pose furthermore positively influences our hip joints and – if we combine a twist with it – the spine.
Dragon Pose got it’s name on purpose: It supports us with finding our edge and sometimes brings us to a state of “breathing fire” – encountering powerful emotions that we have stored deep within our being: anger, fear of not being able to “carry on” – it’s our own vulnerability that is allowed to ascend to the surface in this powerful pose of Yin Yoga.
The fantastic thing about it is, that it allows for so many creative variations that all can support you with what you actually need right now! Despite its versatility it remains a deeply transformative pose. Did I already mention that I am loving it? 🙂 🙂
Hanumanasana is a version of Dragon Pose and usually causes deep emotional reactions in people. We connect the “splits”, as this pose is also called in a more casual way, with images of ballerinas and dancers and their grace and flexibility. A lot of Yogi(ni)s work with great discipline on being able to do this pose. What is essential to know: For being able to do the “perfect” split, we need to have a certain bone structure in our hip joints that will allow for us to do so!
Squats offer a lot of advantages: they help to decompress the lower back, which often – depending which job we have – has to put up with a lot of pressure from hours of sitting in chairs or standing.
Bringing the humerus closer to the torso and keep it there for an extended period of time, not only brings us back “down to earth” but also enables us to recover range of motions we lost by sitting on chairs – where the angle between humerus and torso NEVER extends beyond 90 degrees. That’s why squats are such a superb hip opener and also help with strengthening our ankle joint.