Spiritual Awakening: intermediate yoga poses | day 19

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still.”


Dolphin Pose

Sanskrit: Ardha pincha mayurasana 


How to do it


From all fours, come down onto your forearms. Spread your fingers wide and keep elbows shoulder-width apart.


On an inhale, tuck your toes and lift your hips up and back like you’re in Downward-Facing Dog. Allow your head to hang above the floor.


Ground down into your forearms and lift your upper body away from the floor. Press your heels down toward the mat for a nice hamstring stretch.

The benefits


This pose helps build strength in your upper body in preparation for a headstand and forearm stand. It can also help calm your mind and relieve stress.


Just look and listen. No more is needed.