Fire Log Pose (Agnistambhasana), also known as Ankle-to-Knee Pose and Double Pigeon, is a deep outer hip and glute opener that also stretches your thighs and stimulates your internal organs.
In Fire Log Pose, you place one shin parallel to the floor and stack the other leg directly on top of it, keeping your knees and ankles aligned. If your hips aren’t very flexible, you might feel the tension in your knees. Practicing other hip openers like Pigeon Pose can help you develop enough flexibility to avoid pain and injury in Fire Log Pose. Or you can use blocks or blankets to prop up your top leg. Before coming into Fire Log Pose, warm up your body and hips.
Fire Log Pose Basics
- Also Known As: Ankle-to-Knee Pose or Double Pigeon
- Targets: Outer hips (piriformis)
Benefits and Contraindications
Opens and stretches the hips, groins and buttocks gently.
Stimulates the abdominal organs.
Strengthens legs and calves.
Calms the nervous system
Helps relieve sciatica pain
Knee, hip, or lower back injury
Lack of flexibility especially in the hips
- Leaning Forward Fire Log Pose
- Twisted Firelog Pose
- Fire Log Pose With One Leg Extended
- Fire Log Pose in a Chair
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