Stretch Pose

Stretch Pose activates the third chakra, the navel point. By working on the navel point, stretch pose resets the entire nervous system and strengthens the abdominal area. In conjunction with Breath of Fire, it is calming, rejuvenating, and it purifies the blood. By working on the third chakra, it boosts resolve and self-esteem.

The Practice

Posture: Lie on your back and raise your head and heels 6 inches off the ground. Place your arms either above your thighs with the palms facing down but not touching the legs, or along side your legs with the palms facing your body but not touching.

Eyes: Focus the eyes on the toes and stretch the toes so they point away from you.

Breath: Begin Breath of Fire.


Continue for 1-3 minutes.


Do not practice Stretch Pose in the following circumstances because it puts extra pressure on the female reproductive organs:

  • After the first 120 days of pregnancy
  • If there are any pregnancy complications
  • During the first few days of a woman’s moon cycle

© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.

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