Here we’ll combine the pose of the day and the actual pose because…..
I’ve always wanted this pose for the aesthetic of it. I actually wanted to do this pose in La union but I wasn’t flexible enough and I can’t hook my elbow to my feet. Now the next time I go to the beach, I can be an actual mermaid on the shore. (Finally yaaaaaaaayy!)
How I did it (and we’ll compare it to instructions off the internet)
First we did poses for strengthening the arms and legs. Then we stretched through pigeon pose.
Which must look like this
Then, I bended the extended knee and tried to hook my elbow to my foot. After that, I reached up to touch my hand bending my torso a little bit more as needed.
It looked simple but it’s actually an intermediate pose and you need to be flexible to actually sustain it.
Here’s a vinyasa to help you ease into this intermediate pose: click here
Now unto the health benefits:
Mermaid Pose stretches the quadriceps, hips, groins, back, chest, and shoulders. The pose also strengthens the core and pelvic floor, creates expansiveness through the front body, and can help improve balance.
Excerpt from doyouyoga.com