The goddess pose is not a widely used pose in Vinyasa yoga, however the other day I happened to try it for the first time in my yoga class and the benefits I felt were great. I instantly felt a great blend of strength, stretch, and mental toughness. You feel connected with the ground and solid like a mountain.
The pose has so many benefits to it: It opens your hips, legs and, chest, it strengthens the legs, and it stretches your shoulder joints. What I love most about this pose is that you can hold it for a very long time, giving you time to really notice and respect what is happening to your body. So, this weekend, wake up and practice a goddess first thing in the morning, and learn a little bit about your body and give it strength.