What Are The Benefits Of Dragon Fly Pose (Maksikanagasana)

Steps and Benefits of Dragon Fly Pose

Dragon fly pose is a type of crazy arm balance. It is also known as hummingbird pose. There is a different yin yoga pose which is also known as dragonfly pose. You will fly on your hands when you practice this pose. When you think what are the benefits of Dragon Fly Pose, you should think that this is a difficult arm balance pose. It relies on your arm, core as well as the leg. It strengthens your body, balance your body and strengthens your spine. It also gives you hip flexibility.

Steps of Dragon Fly Pose: 

  1. At first, you have to be in mountain pose or tadasana. Then you need to shift your weight into your right leg and bring your left ankle to cross your right thigh above the knee. Remember to keep your
  2. Then you need to shift your weight into your right leg and bring your left ankle to cross your right thigh above the knee.
  3. Remember to keep your chin parallel to the ground. Through this position, you will enter into the flying crow pose.
  4. Now come into forwarding bend and put your palms on the floor on your yoga mat.
  5. Then keep your right leg into bending position and twist your main body to your right without twisting your head, arms, and legs.
  6. Then move your hands to bring them in front of your right foot.
  7. Now it looks as similar as the arm position of side crow pose.
  8. Then, bend your elbows down to get into the position of Four-limbed Staff pose or into the chaturanga position. Your upper arms have to be parallel to the floor. And bring your left foot on to the imagery shelf formed by your left upper arm. If it is possible, then try to place your left foot as high up as your arm.
  9. To hold this pose, you need to put your weight over your both arms.
  10. Then bring your right thigh to rest on the left upper arm.
  11. Now pointing forward towards the wall, bringing your body weight into your arms as the right leg straightens out to the side and right foot leaves the ground.
  12. Next, to come out from this pose, you have to bend your right knee and bring the right foot back onto the floor. And try the other side.

You should remember that you have to avoid the full posture if you have shoulder, wrist, low back or hip injuries. There are many benefits of Dragon Fly Pose, here we have given some benefits.

Benefits of Dragon Fly Pose:

  • This pose helps to expand the chest, strengthens arms, shoulders and upper back.
  • It also twists and tones your inner abdominal muscles.
  • It helps creates space in hips, pelvis and lumbar spine at the same time.
  • It builds strength in the arms, chest, upper back as well as core muscles.

Most of the practitioners believe the benefits of Dragon Fly Pose are immense, but it is one of the most intricate poses in the entire yoga style.

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Kabbyik Mitra, a voracious reader and health writer. He is a health & lifestyle journalist. Kabbyik is a yoga enthusiast practicing yoga for last 7-year. He is a certified yoga therapist, a science writer, communicator and journalist. He has been practicing yoga and training people to live a healthy and happy life. Get in touch with him via email: yogatoall2016@gmail.com for any yoga related queries.

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