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Rabbit

SKILL LEVEL
  • Advanced
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Stretches the neck, shoulders, back, intercostals, knees and ankles.
  • Improves spinal mobility.
  • Enhances breathing efficiency.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Set-Up

    Come to kneeling with your knees and feet together.

  • Action

    Bring your forehead to your knees and take hold of your heels with your thumbs on the outside and fingers on the inside. Slowly lift your hips until your arms are straight.

  • Refinements

    Work towards bringing the crown of your head flat to the mat with your forehead still in contact with your knees. You can rest your head on a cushion if that’s more comfortable. Pull on your feet to fully stretch your upper back and draw your shoulders away from your ears.

  • Duration

    Hold the pose for 3-5 deep breaths, in and out through your nose.

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Avoid Rabbit pose if you have a knee, neck, shoulder or back injury—especially if you have a lower back injury, as it involves full spinal flexion.
MASTER RABBIT POSE

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