|Stretches Hamstring, Thigh, Groin|
Also known as Monkey pose
|Pose type Seated|
|Note Consult a doctor before beginning an exercise regime|
Preparatory poses Uttanasana, Baddha Koṇāsana
Follow-up poses Paschimottanasana, Eka Pāda Rājakapotāsana I, Upavistha Konasana, Natarjasana
Similar Eka Pada Koundinyasana I, Rajakapotasana, Baddha Koṇāsana, Bakasana, Uttanasana
Splits pose hanumanasana yoga routine
Hanumanasana (Sanskrit: हनुमानासन) or Monkey Pose is an asana.
- Splits pose hanumanasana yoga routine
- Hanumanasana splits pose yoga flow class five parks yoga
Hanumanasana splits pose yoga flow class five parks yoga
The name comes from the Sanskrit words Hanuman (a divine entity in Hinduism who resembles a monkey) and asana (posture), and commemorates the giant leap made by Hanuman to reach the Lankan islands from the mainland of India.
The yogi pushes one leg forward and one leg backwards until they are in the splits position. Once the yogi has moved the legs into position, there are several variations of arm and upper body position including Añjali Mudrā.
This asana is of utmost spiritual significance, as well as requiring significant physical flexibility. It stretches the hamstrings and groin.