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Eye of the Needle

Sucirandhrasana

soo-keer-ahn-DHRAH-sah-nah
Eye of the Needle
Pose categories
Primary body parts engaged
Secondary
Muscle Groups
Stretches hips and groins, strengthens low back
Increases blood flow to pelvic organs
Releases negative emotions

How to perform eye of the needle

  1. Lie on your back. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Bring your right ankle to your outer left thigh, just below your knee.
  3. Thread your right arm through your legs. Interlace your fingers around your left thigh. Flex your feet.
  4. Gently pull your left thigh toward your torso with an exhale.
  5. Hold the pose and take slow, deep breaths.
  6. Release with an inhale. Change sides.
Alignment cues
  • Actively flex through both feet
  • Relax shoulders and throat
  • Bend elbows
  • Gently push raised knee away
  • Gently pull thigh toward torso
  • Press tailbone into floor
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Eye of the needle (Sucirandhrasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the hip openers and supine categories. This asana targets glutes & hip flexors and lower back and also involves knees and spine muscles. Eye of the needle stretches and strengthens legs, opens chest; rejuvenates abdominal organs and also reduces fatigue, increases energy. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory.

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