Vyaghrasana or tiger pose is an energising asana which boosts confidence and releases mental and physical tension. This pose can be performed in a more dynamic state, by repeating the sequence twice or three times on each side of the body. It is a great asana for toning the abdomen and stretching the back.
Continue the same sequence on the other leg and coordinate the breath with the movement. Place a blanket under your knees for extra cushioning and support to the knee joints.
Continuing from step 3, bring your right arm all the way back to reach your right foot. Lift foot higher with your right hand, maintaining in alignment, without turning too much to the right. Keep you back straight and you can slightly lift your neck higher.
Strengthens the legs
Improves flexibility to the spine
Stretches the legs and back
Strengthens the arms
Improves balance of the body
Tones the abdomen
Improves concentration and focus
Releases nervous tension and feeling of stress
Contraindications: (consult this pose with your general medical practitioner if you have the following)
Lower back injury
Weak wrists (stand on fists instead of hands)