About this video
A short tutorial showing you how to come into Agnistambhasana (Fire Log Pose). Before attempting this posture the body should be fully warmed up with at least 30 minutes of a Vinyasa Flow.
This pose is sometimes referred to as double pigeon pose because the legs take a similar shape as they do in pigeon pose. Fire log pose creates a deep stretch in the outer hips and space in the lower back.
- Opens and stretches the hips
- Gently stretches the groins and buttocks
- Stimulates the abdominal organs
- Strengthens legs and calves
- Calms the mind
- Relieves anxiety, tension and stress
- Caution should be taken if you have sensitive knees or chronic knee pain
- This pose is not recommended for people with lower back or hip injuries
- Sit on a folded blanket or block to create more space for your hips.
- Place your top leg in front of your bottom leg (rather than on top of it) to ease pressure on the knees.
- Use a block under your top ankle to release pressure on your bottom leg.
- Use a block under your top knee to help the hip relax and to relieve discomfort in the knee.
Props: a blanket (optional)