Little thunderbolt is a posture from the second series of ashtanga yoga. It’s a back-bending posture and will help strengthen your legs for deeper backbends.
Be careful or avoid if you have knee, neck, or low back injuries, high or low blood pressure, or if you’re prone to headaches.
Place a cushion or rolled-up towel underneath the ankles and shins to soften the ankles or underneath the sitting bones to soften the knees. I encourage you to warm up the back before jumping into this position, check out the video below to learn how to do the pose and the video for a 20-minute back-bending warm-up sequence for Little Thunderbolt.