5 min Pose Breakdown – Fire Log Pose

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About this video

A short tutorial showing you how to come into Agnistambhasana (Fire Log Pose). Before attempting this posture the body should be fully warmed up with at least 30 minutes of a Vinyasa Flow.

This pose is sometimes referred to as double pigeon pose because the legs take a similar shape as they do in pigeon pose. Fire log pose creates a deep stretch in the outer hips and space in the lower back.

Benefits

  • Opens and stretches the hips
  • Gently stretches the groins and buttocks
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs
  • Strengthens legs and calves
  • Calms the mind
  • Relieves anxiety, tension and stress

Contraindications

  • Caution should be taken if you have sensitive knees or chronic knee pain
  • This pose is not recommended for people with lower back or hip injuries

Beginner’s Tip

  • Sit on a folded blanket or block to create more space for your hips.
  • Place your top leg in front of your bottom leg (rather than on top of it) to ease pressure on the knees.
  • Use a block under your top ankle to release pressure on your bottom leg.
  • Use a block under your top knee to help the hip relax and to relieve discomfort in the knee.

Props: a blanket (optional)

Duration

5 minutes or under

Level

Level 2, Level 2-3

Focus

Hips

Practice

Pose breakdown, Yoga

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