Hero’s Meditation / Shoelace
Stretches hips and outer thighs
Tones reproductive organs
How to perform hero’s meditation / shoelace
- Begin on all fours. Cross your left knee behind your right.
- Sit back between your heels with an exhale. Stack your knees and point your feet behind you. Rest your hands on your knees. Close your eyes.
- Hold the pose and take slow, deep breaths.
- Lean back and carefully release your legs with an inhale. Change sides.
- Knees stacked
- Feet point back
- Buttocks on floor
- Spine tall
- Shoulders relaxed
Modification: Place a folded blanket under your hips.
Avoid this pose if you have sciatica or knee injury.
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Hero’s meditation / shoelace (Dhyana Veerasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the hip openers and meditation and seated categories. This asana targets glutes & hip flexors and also involves knees and spine muscles. Hero’s meditation / shoelace 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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