Sideways Uneven Tip Toe Pose Dedicated to Goddess Kali
Definition - What does Sideways Uneven Tip Toe Pose Dedicated to Goddess Kali mean?
Sideways uneven tip toe pose dedicated to Goddess Kali is an asymmetrical standing posture. This posture builds strength and opens the side body.
In this unusual posture, the legs are wide apart with the knees bent and one heel lifted. The arms are extended out from the shoulders with the elbows bent, hands pointing up and the index finger and thumb touching. The torso stretches sideways so that the elbow and knee on the grounded foot side touch, and the gaze is down.
Sideways uneven tip toe pose dedicated to Goddess Kali may also be referred to by its Sanskrit name, parshva vishama prapada kalyasana.
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Some of the benefits of this standing pose include:
- Increases stamina and balance
- Strengthens the muscles of the torso and side body
- Opens the hips
- Improves posture
As with all standing postures, sideways uneven tip toe pose dedicated to Goddess Kali can help build the strength and postural awareness needed to attempt more challenging poses. It can be held for around five breaths, then working up to longer holds to release tension and further strengthen the muscles.
The arm position in this posture reflects the pose assumed by Goddess Kali in many depictions of her from Indian mythology. She is considered to be a destroyer, and a figure of strength.