Fire Log Yoga Pose
overview

Fire Log Yoga Pose is a seated pose that targets the hips and is ideal for yogis and yoginis at an intermediate level.

ajna – the third eye chakra
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How To Do Fire Log Yoga Pose
  1. Begin by sitting on a thick folded towel or blanket. Bend your knees and plant your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Shrug your shoulders up and rotate the heads of your humerus bones back so that the bottoms of your shoulder blades are pressed into your back.
  3. Shift your left foot under your right leg until it lays flat against the floor. outside of your right hip.
  4. Lay your right leg on top of your left leg so that your right ankle is resting on the outside of your left knee.
  5. If your hips are especially flexible shift your left shin forward until rests underneath the right.
  6. Put pressure on your heels and spread your toes. Inhale and lengthen your torso. Bend forward from your groins, not your belly. Place your hands in front of your shins as you lean.
  7. With each inhalation lengthen your torso and with each exhalation lean forward a bit more.
  8. Hold this pose for a minute or as long as is comfortable. Repeat the pose with the other leg on top.
Notes
  • Breathe deeply through each step. Proper breathing is especially important for this pose.
  • This pose requires a certain amount of elasticity that beginners may not have right away. If you’re new to yoga you may want to try some less intensive poses (like the Easy Pose) first to get your muscles used to stretching in this way.
  • This pose can lead to lower back and/or knee injuries or strained or torn muscles and/or ligaments if performed improperly, so consult an expert if you’re a beginner.
Tips
If you’re having trouble releasing your hip, grip your thigh with your hands close to the hip and rotate it away from the body.
Stretches & Strengthens

All Muscles: Hips, groin, quads
Target Muscles: Hips, groin

Health Benefits of Fire Log Yoga Pose
  • Calms the mind and relieves stress.
  • Hip opener.

Sanskrit Name & Meaning

Sanskrit Name & Meaning

Agnistambhasana

(ag-nis-tahm-BAHS-anna)

agni: fire, god of fire
stambha: stem, pillar, column
asana: posture

History & Mythology

History & Mythology

The Fire Log or Kindling Pose is aptly named not only because the stacking of our legs resemble stacked wood. It is also because of the intense tingling, almost burning sensation we feel in the hips when we perform it properly.
We are constantly researching to find more information about the history and mythology behind each pose. If you have any further information, we’d love to hear from you.