Firm Pose (Dradhasana) | When Your Body and Mind Need to Relax

There are various natural remedies out there to help alleviate symptoms of indigestion, insomnia, and many others. One of the most powerful remedies to heal most ailments is yoga.

With our busy schedules and stressful jobs, we often neglect the practice of keeping our minds free of stress and tension. By worrying too much we end up with low quality sleep or find it tough to get any sleep during the night.

However, there is a solution to fix this. Firm pose or Dradhasana is a powerful pose that will come to your rescue and help you get the much needed night’s rest you deserve.

Firm Pose (Dradhasana)

A pose practiced while lying on the ground, firm pose, also known as Dradhasana, is a pose that focuses on your breathing and induces relaxation to the mind and body. A beginner friendly pose to try, the firm pose will reduce stress and help you go to sleep.

Firm Pose Directions:

Following the steps below will help you master the technique of performing the firm pose in no time.

  • Start by lying down on your back with your arms beside your body and your legs extended straight out. Keep the body and all the muscles relaxed.
  • Slowly start to turn your entire body to the right side.
  • Bring your right arm under your head and bend the elbows to place your head on the right forearm. Your left leg will be stacked right on top of your right leg.
  • Close your eyes and breathe normally. You should feel light and your back and spine should be straight.
  • Hold this position until you are completely relaxed and feel extremely light. You can maintain this pose for about 5 minutes.
  • To release, gently roll over to get onto your back and relax for a few minutes before performing this pose on the left side.

Firm Pose Variations:

You have the option to add a cushion or a pillow under your head to add more comfort as you practice this pose.

Benefits of Firm Pose:

Firm pose comes with many benefits to the body and the mind.

Added benefits of firm pose include the following:

Firm Pose Precautions:

You should always consult your doctor before engaging in new forms of exercises or yoga poses, especially if you are recovering from any injuries, have undergone recent surgery, or suffer from any serious chronic conditions.

It is best to avoid firm pose under the following conditions:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Any back or neck injuries

Updated by Siya Rajan on 06/21/2018

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Courtesy The Yoga Institute, Santacruz (E), Mumbai

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