Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana)
The Sanskrit word ‘Tittibha’ means one small insect, the final position of this posture looks like this insect, so this posture called as Tittibhasan.
Benefits of the Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana):
Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose) stretches the inner groins and back torso, arms and wrists and also tones the belly and improves sense of balance.
How to perform the Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana):
- Start the asana with a wide squat.
- Now bring your palms flat on the floor just under your feet.
- Slowly bend the elbows back as you would in Chaturanga Dandasana.
- Begin to shift your weight back to rest on your upper arms and bring the feet up off the floor.
- Slowly straighten the legs and your arms.
- Hold the posture as long as you are comfortable and slowly return back to position #1.
Durations/Repetitions of the Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana):
Hold the asana as long as you are comfortable.
Difficulty Level and Advancement of the Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana):
Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose) is a difficulty level 9 asana recommended for advanced level yoga practitioner