Crab Pose or Ardha Purvottanasana (ar-dhah PUR-voht-TAH-NAH-sah-nahis) also known as the ‘Reverse Tabletop Pose. Although it is not mentioned in the earliest classical Hatha yoga books, it is a relatively new modification of the ‘Purvottanasa’ for beginners who are looking for an easy backbend that can also strengthen the arms and legs.
When you begin your yoga journey, the most important thing is to take it slow and let your body relax so you can hold a particular pose for a long time. The Crab Pose is ideal and preparatory pose for not just more advanced ones but also brings deep relaxation to the body.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens the arms, wrists, legs and back
Boosts energy and relieves fatigue
Creates a sense of balance
Opens the chest
Stretches the spine, shoulders, abdomen and hamstrings
Pain in your wrist or carpal tunnel syndrome
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