Skanda is the Hindu God of War. There are several asanas and variations with the same name. A simpler skandasana is a combination squat with leg side stretch. This skandasana pose is included in B.K.S Iyengar’s Light on Yoga.
English Name: God of War
Sanskrit Name: Skandasana
Difficulty Level: 7
Start Position: Staff
Take your left leg and place it behind your head.
Bend forward over your right leg. Extend both arms and grab your left wrist with your right hand
Hold the pose as long as it feels comfortable.
- Opens the hips
- Stretches the hamstring and spine
- Improves knee and hip flexibility
- Tones abdominal organs
- Reduces stress
- Improves focus
- Injured coccyx
- Knee or groin injury