- Maximum extension of the spine increasing its mobility and elasticity, and does the same for the back muscles
- Relieves tension in the neck, shoulders and back
- Helps alleviate colds, sinus problems and chronic tonsillitis
- Through compression of thyroid and parathyroid, rejuvenates and improves function of those glands
- Can also be therapeutic for insomnia, diabetes and depression
- Spine stretching feeds the nervous system with fresh blood and oxygen
- Helps to ensure proper spinal alignment
- Improves digestive function
Rabbit is a complex posture and for beginners, sometimes difficult to conceptualize. As with all postures, a correct set up is essential.
If your hands are slipping, you might find it hard to pull on the heels.
Don’t compensate for this by grabbing just your towel, ankles or worse – nothing at all!
If you’re a slippy gripper, or want a better posture, read on…
- Tuck your chin into your chest first, then bend forward while gripping the heels.
- Lift the hips up all the way.
- Once the body is curling forward and the hips are lifting, then redjust if necessary to get a tight grip on your heels.
- Now it’s easier to pull on the heels and work towards straightening the arms.
- Now you get your forehead to your knees. You MUST walk your knees forward to your forehead, not the other way around.
- By doing all this, you will work towards eventually stretching your entire spine and achieve maximum stretching in the posture.
- And finally, as you exit the posture maintain your grip and chin into your chest until you are all the way back up.
If you’re struggling with Rabbit, keep on trying and feel free to ask any of our teachers if you’re not sure you’re doing it correctly. Aside from the incredible benefits the posture offers, doing Rabbit in your deepest expression feels unbelievable.