Arm Balancing Asana/Postures:
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.). But it is also very important to learn the proper alignment before trying a new posture. Check out our article on Proper hand placement for arm-balancing to keep your wrist safe and injury-free.
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.
Kakasana (‘kak’ means crow) is another one of my favorite poses and is similar to bakasana. These two poses are… Read More »Kakasana- Crow posture
Bakasana (‘bak’ means crane) or the crane posture is an arm balancing posture. People often confuse this posture and use… Read More »Bakasana- Crane posture
Prasva – side, Bak – crane, asana – posture. The side crane posture.This is an intermediate-level arm balancing posture that… Read More »Parsva Bakasana – Side Crane Posture
Eka = One, Pad = Foot or Leg , Bak = Crane.This is an advanced pose that can only be… Read More »Eka Pada Bakasana – One Legged Crane Posture
Dwi means two, hasta means hand, bhuja means arms Steps: Stand with your feet hip width apart. Exhale, bend forward… Read More »Dwi hasta bhujasana- two hands and arms posture
Padma means lotus and Mayur means Peacock in Sanskrit. This demands good physical strength though it is easier than Mayurasana.… Read More »Padma mayurasana- Lotus peacock posture
Mayurasana (Sanskrit: मयूरासन) or Peacock Pose is an asana where the individual assumes a peacock like posture. This posture is… Read More »Mayurasana – Peacock Posture
This posture is also called the L sit in modern Gymnastics. Steps: Sit in dandasana with legs together and outstretched… Read More »Bramcharyasana- Celibate’s pose – L sit
Utpluthih is also known as tolasana – scales pose Steps: 1 Take the legs in to the lotus pose. If… Read More »Utpluthih – Uprooting
Variation 1: Sit in Vajrasana and come to a table top posture from there (hands and knee on the ground,… Read More »Santolasana- high plank postures