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In this quick video I take you step by step into Svarga Dvijasana, or Bird of Paradise. Dvija means “twice born” and Svarga means “paradise.” The aim of this asana is to experience the depth of paradise by emulating the shape of a tropical flower, the Bird of Paradise. Birds also embody renewal, as they are essentially born twice, first as an egg, and second as a bird. How cool is that?!! Make sure you have warmed you body though a several Sun Salutations followed by some hip and hamstring opening stretches. Extended side angle (Utthita Parsvakonasana), yogi squat (malasana), seated bound ankle (baddha konasana), seated wide legged fold (upavista konasana), pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana), and seated forward fold (paschimottanasana) are all good options. Don't worry if you don't get it the first time... practice and all is coming!