Arm Balancing Postures

Arm Balancing Asana/Postures:

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Are you avoiding arm balancing poses?
These challenging poses will strengthen your arms and core muscles, improve your balance reflexes, and sharpen your mind with better concentration.
They help to prevent osteoporosis by strengthening the bones, and can even help you in your day to day activities (carrying your groceries, moving heavy objects, etc.)
Scroll through our Yoga Arm balancing Asana/Posture library for beginner, intermediate and advanced postures, Click on the link or thumbnails to know the details.

Adho-mukha-vrikshasana-Handstand-pose

Adho mukha vrikshasana – Handstand pose

Adho means downward, mukha means face and vriksh means tree. This posture is mentioned in an ancient unpublished manuscript "Yogāsana - Jaina" as Vṛkṣāsana. This manuscript is ...
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Astavakrasana-Eight-angle-posture

Astavakrasana – Eight angle posture

Astavakra means eight-crooks. This posture is dedicated to sage Astavakra who was born crooked in eight places because of a curse. Steps: Stand with the ...
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bakasana-crane-posture

Bakasana- Crane posture

Bakasana (‘bak’ means crane) is another one of my favourite poses and is similar to kakasana. These two poses are the foundation of all the ...
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Bhujapidasana-Shoulder-pressing-posture

Bhujapidasana- Shoulder pressing posture

Bhuja means the arm or the shoulder and pida means pressure. Steps: Squat down with feet about a little less than shoulder width apart. Lift ...
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Bramcharyasana-Celibates-pose-L-sit

Bramcharyasana- Celibate’s pose – L sit

This posture is also called the L sit in modern Gymnastics. Steps: Sit in dandasana with legs together and outstretched in front of the body ...
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Chaturanga-Dandasana-Four-Limbed-Staff-Pose

Chaturanga Dandasana- Four Limbed Staff Pose

Chatur = four, Anga = Limbs/ Part of body, Danda = Staff. This posture is similar to push-ups. This posture is a part of the ...
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Dwi-hasta-bhujasana-two-hands-and-arms-posture

Dwi hasta bhujasana- two hands and arms posture

Dwi means two, hasta means hand, bhuja means arms Steps: Stand with your feet hip width apart. Exhale, bend forward and bring your arms through ...
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Dwi-pad-Koundinyasana

Dwi pad Koundinyasana

This is an arm balancing pose dedicated to the Sage Koundinya. Before practicing this posture you should be able to do Parsva Bakasana (twisted crane ...
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ek-pada-kondinyasana-II-flying-splits

Ek Pada Kondinyasana 2- Flying Splits

Ek Pada Koundinyasana  is dedicated to Sage Kondinya . It is also called 'flying splits'. Steps Starting from Downward Facing Dog, exhale and step your right ...
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Eka-Pada-Bakasana–One-Legged-Crane-Posture

Eka Pada Bakasana – One Legged Crane Posture

Eka = One, Pad = Foot or Leg , Bak = Crane. This is an advanced pose can only be done once you have mastered Bakasana, it requires ...
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Eka-Pada-Koundinyasana-I

Eka Pada Koundinyasana I

In India the term Gotra means clan (or lineages). The present day gotra classification is created from a core of 8 rishis (The Saptha (seven) ...
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Kakasana-Crow-posture

Kakasana- Crow posture

Kakasana (‘kak’ means crow) is another one of my favourite poses and is similar to bakasana. These two poses are the foundation of all the ...
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Kukkutasana-Cockerel-Rooster-Pose

Kukkutasana – Cockerel/Rooster Pose

Before attempting this posture you should practice and be comfortable with padmasana (lotus pose) and should be able to perform is with relative ease. If ...
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Kumbhakasana-Dolphin-plank-posture

Kumbhakasana – Dolphin plank posture

Steps: Sit in vajrasana and interlock your fingers and place the forearm on the floor (or place the forearm on the floor with the palm ...
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Lolasana-Pendant-posture

Lolasana- Pendant posture

Lola means moving to and fro or dangling like an ear ring or a pendant. Steps: Start with vajrasana and cross the legs so that ...
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Mayurasana-Peacock-Posture

Mayurasana – Peacock Posture

Mayurasana (Sanskrit: मयूरासन) or Peacock Pose is an asana where the individual assumes a peacock like posture. This posture is mentioned in the first chapter ...
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Padma mayurasana- Lotus peacock posture

Padma means lotus and Mayur means Peacock in Sanskrit.  This demands good physical strength though it is easier than Mayurasana. Steps: Sit in padmasana (lotus ...
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Parsva-Bakasana-Twisted-Crane-Posture

Parsva Bakasana – Twisted Crane Posture

Parsva = Revolved/twisted Bak = Crane. This is an advanced pose that requires a lot of balance and practice. Steps Squat down with your feet ...
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Pincha-Mayurasana-Feathered-peacock-pose-forearm-balance

Pincha Mayurasana- Feathered peacock pose- Forearm balance

Pincha means feather, mayura means peacock. This is a challenging inversion, beginners should do it against the wall or in the presence of a partner ...
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Pungu-Mayurasana-Wounded-Peacock-Posture-One-arm-balancing-Yoga

Pungu Mayurasana – Wounded Peacock Posture – One arm balancing Yoga

Pungu = wounded and mayur = peacock. This is one arm balancing Yoga posture so requires a lot of wrist and core strength. This is ...
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Santolasana-high-plank-postures-variation

Santolasana- high plank postures

Variation 1: Sit in Vajrasana and come to a table top posture from there (hands and knee on the ground, shoulder width apart, body parallel ...
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Tittibhasana-firefly-posture

Tittibhasana – Firefly Posture

Steps: Stand with your feet hip width apart. Exhale, bend forward and bring your arms through the legs, so the backs of your shoulders come ...
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Urdhva-Kukkutasana-upward-rooster-posture

Urdhva Kukkutasana – upward rooster posture

Urdhva means upwards, kukkut means a rooster. There are several ways to come into this posture like headstand and handstand, but for the ones who ...
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Utpluthih-Uprooting-posture-utplutih

Utpluthih – Uprooting

Utpluthih is also known as tolasana - scales pose Steps: 1 Take the legs in to the lotus pose. If this is not possible have ...
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