Arm Balancing Poses

Arm balances look amazing. And hard. Surprisingly, once you get one, you’ll get the other’s relatively easily. Here’s instruction most popular arm balance poses, some with video.

Side Crane Pose

Side Crane (Crow) Pose

  Side Crane (Crow) Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Bend your knees to a half-squat, thighs parallel to the floor. If your heels don’t rest comfortably on the floor, support them on

scale pose

Scale Pose

  Scale Pose or Tolasana (toe-LAHS-anna) literally means “poising one’s self”; usually rendered as “balance” or “scale” Scale Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions To perform Scale Pose first perform Padmasana (Lotus Pose).

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Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II

  Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana, hands shoulder width apart. Step your left foot far forward, past the outside of your

Yoga Poses by Type

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I

  Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I: Step-by-Step Instructions Come into it from a standing position. First bend your knees as if to squat, then take your left knee

Peacock pose, Mayurasana

Peacock Pose

  (my-yer-ahs-anna) mayura = peacock Peacock Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Kneel on the floor, knees wide, and sit on your heels. Lean forward and press your palms on the floor with

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Wild Thing

  Wild Thing: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog). Bring your weight into your right hand and roll onto the outer edge of your right foot like

Firefly Pose

  Firefly Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Squat with your feet a little less than shoulder distance apart. Tilt your pelvis forward and bring your trunk between your legs. Keeping your trunk

shoulder pressing pose

Shoulder-Pressing Pose

  Shoulder-Pressing Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Squat with your feet a little less than shoulder width apart, knees wide. Tilt your torso forward between your inner thighs. Then, keeping your torso

Eight-Angle Pose

(ahsh-tah-vah-krahs-anna) asta = eightvakra = bent, curved Eight-Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana (Mountain Pose), with your feet separated a bit wider than usual. Exhale, bend forward to Uttanasana

Dolphin Plank Pose

  Dolphin Plank Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Dolphin Pose, knees bent. Then walk your feet back until your shoulders are directly over the elbows and your torso is parallel