Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

What is term Adduction, in compare with asana movement?

In yoga, adduction refers to a movement that involves bringing a body part toward the midline of the body. This movement is commonly used to describe the movement of the limbs, where adduction involves moving a limb toward the center of the body. For example, in tree pose (Vrksasana), the lifted foot is adducted as it is placed against the inner thigh of the standing leg. Other examples of adduction in yoga include eagle pose (Garudasana), where the arms are adducted as they wrap around each other in front of the body, and chair pose (Utkatasana), where the thighs are adducted as they press together. Adduction can help to strengthen and stabilize the muscles in the inner thighs and hips, improve balance and coordination, and promote a sense of grounding and stability. However, excessive or incorrect adduction 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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