Yoga Poses & Positions : The Bird of Paradise Yoga Pose

Yoga Poses & Positions : The Bird of Paradise Yoga Pose


Hi, my name is Cindy Mastry with Yoga Etc.
Studio on behalf of Expert Village. In this clip we’re going to demonstrate the bird of
paradise. Faith is going to help me demonstrate. She’s going to start out with a little bit
wider than a regular stance for your mountain pose. She’s going to inhale in, lengthen up,
reach her arms up and as she exhales she’s going to come all the way forward into her
forward fold. (Good) She’s going to take her right arm over to the side of the left just
to lengthen out through the side of her body and she’s going to take her right arm in between
her legs and up over to her right hip. She’s going to inhale and extend her left arm up
and around coming into that bound twist and binding the hands. So she’s then going to
walk her right toe over into her left foot coming up to the ball of her foot. She’s really
going to have to engage her core and use her abdominal strength cause as she inhales she’s
going to focus and lift herself up all the way to standing. (Good) When she gets to full
standing the full expression of the pose, she extends her long. (Beautiful, good) Then
releasing bending the knee and coming all the way back down, good. Unwinding, releasing,
good. She’s going to inhale and come all the way back up and exhale to extended leg mountain
pose. (Good) That’s the bird of paradise.