Firefly Pose - Tittibhasana
Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana) is an advanced arm balance pose which requires a strong core and flexible hamstrings. It also engages the arms and shoulders. It requires both flexibility and strength. For the intermediate to advanced student who has learned other arm balances, this one is actually easier than it looks.
- Difficulty: Advanced
- By Type: Arm Balance Yoga Poses
- Body Position: Forward Bend Yoga Poses
- By Benefit: Yoga Poses For Stress Relief
Benefits and Contraindications
Firefly pose stretches the hamstring, groin, and back torso;
improves hip flexibility;
opens the chest;
helps you find new strength and perspective.
shoulder, elbow, wrist, or low back injury
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Modification, Props & Tips
Note that some yogis find stability in this pose with their hips low and their feet high, and others with their legs more parallel to the ground. Both are correct, and how you practice this pose will depend on your hip and hamstring flexibility, arm and core strength, and bone structure.
Pro tip: Try using a yoga block under your hands the first several times you try this pose. Using blocks adds length to your arms and lifts your center of gravity so you don’t have to bend as deeply with your legs. Many yogis find it easier to balance this way.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Bent Knee Low Firefly
- Firefly On Blocks
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