Bend and Stretch the Body Ready for Heron Yoga Pose
Heron yoga pose is more difficult than a traditional forward bend as the aim is to bring the leg up to meet the body rather than folding the upper torso down towards your leg. This has many benefits but, do check out the preparatory poses which can help you stretch into this posture.
The benefits of heron yoga pose (Krounchasana)
One of the main benefits of any yoga pose is to focus fully on the movement. It stretches the hamstrings and lengthens the quadriceps of the leg beneath you. It also strengthens the arches of the feet and stretches the knees. Heron pose also stimulates the abdominal organs and it works on the psoas and spinal extensors.
It is important to always pay attention to your body throughout. Although, this is considered a basic pose, it can still be testing on your body. In fact, your back and knees are vulnerable during this yoga pose. If you do have knee problems, then, use props so to protect the knee joints. You should also ensure that you continuously extend up through the spine and avoid the temptation to round through the shoulders. Listen to your body carefully. If you experience pain, reduce the posture.