Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

What is term Abduction, asana movement?

In yoga, abduction refers to a movement that involves moving a body part away from the midline of the body. This movement is commonly used to describe the movement of the limbs, where abduction involves moving a limb away from the center of the body. For example, in warrior II pose (Virabhadrasana II), the arms are abducted as they stretch out to the sides, parallel to the floor. Other examples of abduction in yoga include extended triangle pose (Utthita Trikonasana), where the leg is abducted as it extends out to the side, and standing hand-to-big-toe pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana), where the leg is abducted as it lifts up and out to the side. Abduction can help to stretch and strengthen the muscles in the hips, thighs, and shoulders, improve balance and stability, and open up the side body. However, excessive or incorrect abduction can also lead to strain and tension in the muscles and joints, so it is important to move mindfully and with proper alignment during practice.

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