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Simhasana (Lion Pose / Lion’s Breath) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Simhasana (Lion Pose / Lion’s Breath)
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; and more teaching considerations.

Simhasana

sim-HAHS-anna

“simha” = lion

Lion Pose

Heart of Pose

  • Face & Throat Stretch

Mythology

According to B.K.S. Iyengar in Light on Yoga, this asana is dedicated to Narasimha, the Man-Lion incarnation of Vishnu.

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