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16 Fig 17. continued on next page TWIST cont. Fig. 18 Fig. 19 Fig. 20 USED IN LION POSTURE AND FISH POSTURE Fig. 21 LION Fig. 22 Fig.
From the beginning of the FISH—where you are simply in the traditional Japanese sitting position—to the final posture, your feet are stretched out in the most natural and therapeutic manner possible. All the tension is removed from these areas, the nerves there are strengthened and the use of your feet and ankles is increased. The Yogis maintain that the steady practice of this posture will significantly aid in preventing arthritis from settling in the feet Tension is likewise removed from the great muscles and tendons of the front of the thighs.
8. Lower your legs as slowly as you can. Do not collapse out of this posture. 9. When your legs once again rest on the floor, release the air from your lungs in a controlled manner. 37 38 A Handbook of Yoga for Modern Living 10. Allow your body to become completely limp and rest this way until you are ready to perform the LOCUST for the second time. PRACTICE SCHEDULE Do the LOCUST three times. Begin by holding the posture, your legs in the air as high as you can hold them steadily, for five seconds.