Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

What is term Supination, in asana movement?

In yoga, supination refers to a movement that involves rotating a body part so that it faces upward or outward. This movement is commonly used to describe the movement of the feet and hands. In the case of the feet, supination involves rolling the outer edges of the feet down towards the ground, so that the weight is distributed more evenly across the foot. This action is often used in standing poses, such as warrior II (Virabhadrasana II), to create a stable base and promote proper alignment. In the case of the hands, supination involves turning the palms up or outward, as in upward-facing dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) or cactus arms. Supination can help to activate and strengthen certain muscles, improve range of motion, and promote a sense of openness and receptivity. However, excessive or incorrect supination 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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