Today Begins the year of the Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac! Celebrate with Rabbit Pose (sasangasana).

(In the related Vietnamese Zodiac, the cat takes the place of the rabbit)

People born in:  1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 are Rabbits in the Chinese Zodiac.

Find out your Chinese Sign HERE

“Gung Hay Fat Choy!” (Happy New Year in Cantonese)

Celebrate the New Year with Rabbit Pose (sasangasana)
Rabbit Pose is the 23 pose in the
26 Poses of Bikram Yoga

Rabbit Pose is a gentle inversion that stretches and elongates your entire spine.

This pose helps relieve tension in the back, shoulders and neck.  It’s great for Posture and the Immune System.  It can alleviate symptoms of Colds, Congestion, and Allergies.  It can also assist with depression and Insomnia.

How to do the Rabbit Pose:

Begin in Child’s Pose.
(Prone position.  Low Kneel-bottom to heels.  Arms are at your sides, forehead to the floor)

Bring your hands to your Feet

Pull your Forehead toward your knees

Roll onto the top of your head

Exhale, Lift your hips (keep your forehead as close as possible to your knees)

Hold for 8 breaths

On your next Exhale, slowly lower your hips to your heels

Return to Child’s pose.

Rest for several breaths

Too much pressure on the top of your Head or under your Knees?
Double up your yoga mat (don’t go thicker than 2 layers under your head, it can make your neck unstable).

Some Rabbit Pose Variations:
Try Rabbit Pose with your arms crossed behind your knees or interlace your fingers and bring your arms into the air.

After you have completed your Rabbit Pose, Counter it with a back Bend like Cobra or Camel.

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4 Responses to “Today Begins the year of the Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac! Celebrate with Rabbit Pose (sasangasana).”

  1. Orville Xyong Says:

    This actually answered my problem, thanks!

  2. Sid Segoviano Says:

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  4. Welcome to the Year of the Dragon! Celebrate with Dragon Pose! « 2nd Star To The Right Yoga Blog Says:

    […] The Dragon is the 5th sign in the Chinese Zodiac, following the Rabbit. […]

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