Tittibhasana – Firefly Pose

Tittibhasana – Firefly Pose

Tittibhasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Tittibha(Firefly) and asana (posture or pose). It resembles the position of a firefly in fight, that why it is named as Tittibhasana. It is called as Firefly Pose in English.

Preparatory Poses for Tittibhasana are Malasana, Baddha Konasana, Garudasana (arms only) and Bakasana; and the follow-up Poses are Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Uttanasana and Adho Mukha Svanasana.

To practise this pose, we need the body strength and flexibility. So, One must gain the arm balance before practise this pose.

  1. Start with forming the Adho Mukha Svanasana on yoga mat.
  2. Walk towards the hands
  3. Make sure that your feet are in front of the hands.
  4. Now slowly let the hands through your legs.
  5. Press them behind the calves.
  6. Make sure that you crawl deeper through the legs.
  7. Bring your arms and shoulders behind the thighs (as much as you can
  8. Now firmly place your palms behind your feet.
  9. Breathing should be normal.
  10. Make sure that your heels are held with the index and thumb finger.
  11. Now gently bend your knees and squat.
  12. Rest the back of your legs close to your shoulders (as much as you can).
  13. Spread the palms and fingers.
  14. Shift your entire body weight onto them.
  15. Lift your feet off the floor.
  16. Straighten the legs.
  17. Keep straighten your arms.
  18. To gain more height, squeeze the thighs against the upper arms.
  19. Breathing should be normal.
  20. Hold in this position for few seconds (10 to 60 seconds).
  21. Exit the pose by come back to Adho Mukha Svanasana.
  • Gives the good stretch in the back torso and inner groins area.
  • Helps to strengthen the wrists and arms
  • This pose Tones the belly
  • Improves the balance and concentration.
  • Gives more strength to the arms and shoulders.
  • Increases the digestion system.
  • Improves the blood flow to the entire body.
  • Aligns the body and strength.
  • Gives more flexibility.

People with the following problem please avoid practicing this pose, or practice under the expert’s supervisions and doctor’s advice.

  • Shoulder problems
  • Back problems
  • Elbow Injury
  • Wrist Injury

Practise this yoga daily, will yield the better results.

It’s good to do this pose in the morning with empty stomach.