Pose Dedicated to Sage Vamadeva A

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Pose Dedicated to Sage Vamadeva A is an advanced binding posture dedicated to one of the rishis, or sages, that contributed to the "Rig Veda." In Hinduism, Vamadeva is also one of the six aspects of Shiva that embodies preservation.

To practice this posture, yogis can begin in pigeon pose (kapotasana). The front hip remains on the floor with the back leg bending so that the back foot rests behind the glutes on the mat. With the spine straight and core strong, the yogi binds the front foot with both hands at the center of the body. After holding for 10 counts, alternate sides.

Pose dedicated to Sage Vamadeva A is known in Sanskrit as Vamadevasana A.

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Sage Vamadeva contributed to Mandala Four of the "Rig Veda." From a family of sages, his father and brother were both sages, and his brother also contributed to the "Rig Veda." Sage Vamadeva is also mentioned in the Upanishads. Pose dedicated to Sage Vamadeva A is one of two postures honoring his legacy.

The pose dedicated to Sage Vamadeva A assists in making the hip joints more flexible, and allows a deep stretch for both the gluteus and thigh muscles. This posture is challenging for both the core and balance. It is believed to reduce toxicity in the organs of the lower abdomen.

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