Dive into your practice with Mermaid pose 🧜🏼♀️🌊 This beautiful and graceful pose, also known as Eka Pada Rajakapotasana in Sanskrit, is a wonderful way to open your hips, stretch your thighs, and release tension in your upper body. Here are some tips to help you find your mermaid:
1️⃣ Start in a comfortable seated position, with your legs extended in front of you.
2️⃣ Bend your left knee and bring your left foot towards your right hip, keeping your left knee on the ground.
3️⃣ Bring your right knee towards your right shoulder, and then slide your right foot behind you, keeping your toes pointed and your foot flexed.
4️⃣ Place your right hand on the ground behind your back, and reach your left arm up and over your head, lengthening your spine and reaching towards your right foot.
5️⃣ If you can, catch your right foot with your left hand, and gently pull it towards your body, feeling the stretch in your hip flexors and thigh.
6️⃣ Stay in the pose for a few breaths, breathing deeply and fully, and feeling the opening and expansion in your body.
7️⃣ To release the pose, slowly come out of it and repeat on the other side.
Remember to take it slow, listen to your body, and make any modifications that feel necessary. You can use a block or a cushion under your hip or knee to make the pose more comfortable, and avoid any pain or discomfort. Mermaid pose can be a great way to connect with your inner mermaid, and feel the flow and grace of your body. Give it a try and let me know how it goes! 🧜🏼♀️🌊
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