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Tittibasana
(Firefly Pose)

Tittibasana pose

How to perform Firefly Pose

Plant your hands in between your thighs and raise yourself up. Your legs extend forward, parallel to the floor.

What is Tittibasana?

An advanced arm-balancing posture.

Your hands are placed beneath your shoulders, your legs, chest, and perineum are parallel to the floor as they extend forward. Keep an eye on the opening in your shoulders, activate all the muscles as you resist gravity.

When to use Tittibasana?

Tittibasana, just like all strenuous arm-balancing postures, is typically used after you’ve had a chance to warm up all the necessary joints and muscles.

Your whole body is activated and dynamic, but most of the strain is placed on your wrists. For this reason, it is a good idea to warm up your wrist joints before lifting yourself into this arm balance. Adho Mukha Svanasana and Vasisthasana are both poses that should ideally be used before you go into Tittibasana.