Snail pose

BENEFITS:

Mechanic:

one of deepest release of the spine especially the upper part.

Energetic:

targets the Urinary Bladder channel.

Mind/emotions:

deeply introspective as it is a forward bend.

CONTRADICTIONS:

Be mindful if you have a neck injury or problem as this pose will put a lot of pressure in this area

Not advisable if pregnant.

HELP & PROPS:

If your feet do not rest on the floor use a bolster/block or even the wall to ease the pose by resting your legs. A folded blanket underneath the head and neck is also welcome.

TIME RECOMMENDED:

Three to five minutes.

RELEASING THE POSE:

Use the strength of your arms and core muscles to slowly unfold the Snail until you reach Savasana.

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

It is important to keep the knees bent, you can rest the knees on the forehead or to the floor on each side of the head. Be mindful of the breath emphasizing relaxation and slow pace.

 

 

 

 

Huge inspiration in preparing yin yoga descriptions was Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier website:

with-yinyoga.com