Lion pose (Simhasana) to release rhomboids

Ideally sit kneeling with knees apart, but if that is not comfortable, you can sit cross legged.

  • Have the knees apart. Bring the palms of the hands flat on the floor in front as close to you as possible, with the fingers pointing towards you, arms straight. Look up, arch the spine and hold this posture as you breathe into your belly.

Simhasana

  • To perform this posture classically, look in between the eye brows, extend the tongue as far out as it would go to the chin and make the sound “Ahhhhh” (like a lion roaring) on exhalation.
  • When you come out of the pose, lift the hands off the ground and rotate the wrists a few times….

Benefits:

This posture stimulates the pituitary gland in the centre of the head – the master gland, which controls all other glads in the body. This posture also works on stretching into the tendons through the wrists  and releasing the rhomboids – the muscles in between the shoulder blades.

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