Yoga Pose Cards
Yoga Pose Cards Print out and use for sequence design or for training purposes.
Yoga posture - Supta Virasana
Translation: Reclining Hero Pose
There are 2 versions of the yoga position shown below. They can be done in
combination. One shows the hands in prayer position the other with the hands
over the top of the head.
The positioning of the hands can be varied in many postures to give a
different theme or effect. Interlocking the hands and fingers over the top of
the head with the palm facing away from the body can stretch the fingers wrists
and shoulders. Be open to variation.
It is a lot easier to get the lower back to the mat if the knees are open.
You may want to open them for this reason. Both variations are shown below.
The quadriceps (rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, Vastus medialis and the vastus
intermedius) are stretched. Many of the smaller muscles, tendons and ligaments
in the knee are also stretched. This is one of the deepest knee stretches
when the knee is in flexion.