Category: Agnistambhasana

Fire Log Pose – Agnistambhasana

This seated yoga asana is moderately difficult. Beginners can attempt this pose but it will take them time and patience to master it. This yoga position, also known as the burning log asana or the double pigeon pose, is classified as a seated hip opener. The main focus of this posture is on enhancing the flexibility of the hips.

Add the fire log yoga pose to your regular yoga routine! Give it a try by following the step by step guidelines presented next!

Steps:

Sit on your mat with your knees bent in front of you, feet flat on the floor and palms pressing into the earth behind you.
Lean back in to your hands, releasing your shoulders down your back. Cross your right ankle over your left knee, until you make a figure four shape with your legs. Keep your right foot flexed and draw your right knee away from you until you feel a stretch in your right hip.
Wiggle or heel-toe your left foot towards the right. Walk your hands slightly forward, so that you have enough room to sit up straight and stack your legs.
Line up the ankle or side of your right foot over your left knee, and your right knee over your left ankle, or side of the foot. Try to make your shins parallel to each other, with the right stacked directly over the left.
Breathe here, or walk your hands forwards and recline forwards. Hold for 1 minute or more, and then uncross your legs to come out of the pose. Repeat on the opposite side.


Yoga practice helps develop the body and mind bringing a lot of health benefits yet is not a substitute for medicine. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures under the supervision of a trained Yoga teacher. In case of any medical condition, practice yoga postures after consulting a doctor and an Yoga teacher. Find an Yoga course at  India Myths near you. Do you need information on courses or share feedback? Write to us at theacharyaa@gmail.com. Asanas described here should be practiced strictly under the guidance of Yoga teacher or under the supervision of yoga expert only.

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