Tittibhasana or 'firefly' pose is a challenging arm balance that not only strengthens the arms and wrists but also tones the belly and helps to lengthen and strengthen the inner groins, hip flexors, hamstrings and back body. It also improves your sense of balance, fun and adventure 😉
This asana requires you to balance oppositional forces: it invites you to support yourself on your hands while you lift your legs like wings, and to soften into the quietness of a forward bend while hovering above the earth and holding on tight.
The flickering firefly is a reminder that both light and dark, activity and receptivity, are needed to find a workable balance in any given situation. Real integration occurs when two or more energies become interdependent, each one supporting and interacting with the other, leading to a new and alive experience. Integration means never rejecting anything and instead viewing all of your feelings, emotional and physical, as the sacred ingredients for a rich and positive life. A life that flies, flickers, lands, and arrives fresh in every moment.
Give it a try! Great prep poses include malasana, bakasana, lizard, prasarita paddotanasana, badha konasana & navasana ⛵️🦋🦎 Super fly image by @yogoji_ 👌🏼