What is term Pronation, in asana movement?
In yoga, pronation refers to a movement that involves rotating a body part so that it faces downward or inward. This movement is commonly used to describe the movement of the feet and hands. In the case of the feet, pronation involves rolling the inner edges of the feet down towards the ground, so that the weight is distributed more towards the arch of the foot. This action is often used in standing poses, such as triangle pose (Trikonasana), to create a stable base and promote proper alignment. In the case of the hands, pronation involves turning the palms down or inward, as in downward-facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) or chaturanga dandasana. Pronation can help to activate and strengthen certain muscles, improve range of motion, and promote a sense of stability and grounding. However, excessive or incorrect pronation 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.