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Anantasana (Infinity Pose)


(ahn-ahn-TAHS-ana)

Also known as:

  • Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose in Infinity Pose
  • Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose in Sleeping Vishnu Pose
  • Sleeping Vishnu Pose
  • Side Reclining Raised Leg Pose

Level:

  • Beginner

Chakra:

 

Benefits: This is a fun pose to do to stretch your legs and hamstrings.  It opens your hips and stretches your sides.  

How it's done:

  • Lay on your side with your legs stacked
  • Bend the lower elbow and place your head in the palm of your hand
  • Bend the knee on top and grab the big toe (if able), or use a strap
  • From the hip, rotate your bent leg open
  • Push up through your heel to help straighten your leg
  • The leg on the floor should be straight and pushing energy through it as well
  • Stretch the lifted leg, keep your chest open
  • To release, bend the knee before lowering it. 
  • Lower your arm and head

 Watch as lovely instructor at custompilatesandyoga guides you through this pose

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