Reclining Hero Pose or Supta Virasana in Sanskrit (“supta”, meaning lying down, “vir”, meaning hero; and “asana”, meaning pose or posture.) is an extremely versatile posture. This yoga asana involves reclining back onto the floor while in the hero pose position It gives a thorough stretch to the legs and abdomen, increases the mobility of the hips and spine, and opens the groins.
Through the prism of this single asana, we see the entire subject of yoga encapsulated. The stretch given to the legs and the spine makes it a great pose to incorporate into the flexibility yoga sessions. Its calming effect on the nervous system means it can be used for repose within a sequence. It has a powerful recuperative nature, making it a useful therapeutic tool for many ailments.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens the arches
Stretches the abdomen, thighs and deep hip flexors (psoas), knees, and ankles
Helps relieves the symptoms of menstrual pain
Relieves tired legs
Partially blocked arteries
Knee or ankle injury
Photo poses in different angles
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