Stork Pose - Steps & Benefits

This pose improves the balance and the stability. It opens the hips and strengthens the legs, arms and shoulders. You can center and focus your mind with this exercise.

If you find it difficulty in balancing it is highly likely that some part of you life may be unbalanced. Keep on exiting from this pose for a few times to develop the balance.Press your supporting foot down in the ground to remain steady, while gazing at a fixed point in front of you and breathing evenly.

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Do not lean forward but keep your spine elongated and lengthened. Keep your hand on the wall for support while performing this pose. Raise your arms overhead such that your upper arms are next to your ears while shoulders are relaxed. Reduce the bend in the knee slightly and keeping the hands on the hips will keep your hips stable and improve balance.

How it is to be done - standing.

Suitable for - Everybody.

Steps - Actual procedure for that asana.

  1. Begin in mountain pose.
  2. Move the weight on the left leg and foot.
  3. Bending the right leg, lift your right heel off the floor.
  4. Take your right knee up till your thigh is parallel to the floor and the leg at right anglel Your lower leg is perpendicular to the floor and toes are pointed to the flooro

  5. Press the heel of the left in the flooro
  6. While inhaling, lift your arms up to the shoulders in the frontn Elbows should not be lockede
  7. Shift your palms to face each other and stretch your fingertipsp
  8. Your shoulders should be relaxed downwardsd The crown of your ceiling should be toward the ceiling and gaze at a fixed point in front of youo
  9. Hold this pose for 15 seconds to 1 minute and then go back to mountain poses
  10. Repeat steps from 2 to 10 with the other lege

Benefits to body parts - Improves balance and stabilityt Opens hips, strengthens legs, arms and shouldersr

Other benefits - Centers and focuses the mindn

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