Heron pose, or krounchasana in Sanskrit, is an unusual seated forward fold. Rather than the head moving toward the leg, the leg is lifted and drawn toward the head. The pose offers similar yet even greater effects than seated forward bend.
The main stretch here is in the hamstrings, so warming them up first is a good idea. You can use this pose as part of a core and abs sequence or one with a focus on the hamstrings or opening the hips.
Benefits and Contraindications
Increases strength and flexibility in the leg joints and muscles
Tones the core
Promotes circulation to the abdominal organs
Stimulates the digestive system
Gives relief to tense hamstrings
Stretches the front of the ankles and hamstrings
Knee, hip, or ankle injuries
Low back pathologies
Photo poses in different angles
Frequently Asked Questions
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