Mermaid is one of the most photographed yoga pose, is graceful and beautiful to see but it is also really beneficial. It makes the back flexible and counteracts tensions and pain, especially sciatica, it opens the chest and improves the breath and the blood circulation with health and benefit for all the body. Finally, thanks to this pose you will be able to deeply stretch legs, arms and shoulders.
You are on all fours on the yoga mat. Bring the right knee between your hands and, at the same time, straighten backward the left leg. Bring forward the torso and stay in this pose, the pigeon pose, for some breaths.
Lift the torso and activate the muscles of the inner thighs, in this way you will be able to stay in balance without falling on the side.
Bend the left knee and lift the foot until you can place it in the crook of the left elbow. Lift also the right arms towards the ceiling.
Bend the right arm and try to grab the hands together. This is the mermaid yoga pose. Stay in the pose for some breaths, then disengage the pose and repeat the exercise with the other leg.