Eight-Angle Pose

अष्टावक्रासन - Aṣṭāvakrāsana - Astavakrasana - Ashtavakra|Aṣṭāvakra's pose
- Arm SECe
As I mentioned last night, an #armbalance that feels very close to today’s pose is this one, #Astavakrasana. We decided to take this shot from above for a few reasons: the first is purely artistic, to switch up the perspective (you can only take so many shots exactly the same way!); the second one is to prove the point that, no matter how much you lift, you’ll still be actively working the legs, core, back and upper body; the third one, that often gets overlooked in the ‘normal’ angles from which this pose is taken, is to highlight the strong hip flexion happening so the legs are very close to the body (easily seen in the pic here). If you have a few minutes today, let’s practice it a few times, placing the legs slightly higher/lower on the upper arm, and notice how that affects the whole pose… big time, right? The higher you go, yes, you’ll need more hip flexibility, but it’ll be easier to lift and hold the arm balance. You’ll also likely feel more connected to your lower bandhas, core, and, when the time comes to engage those ‘lateral’ muscles of the torso, it’ll feel the most natural action. Try both sides and notice if the ‘easier’ one is the one whose leg can climb higher. Flexibility helps build more strength and vice versa. Let’s give it a go and see if we can fly!! You got this, I know it! For more alternatives check out: @emma.rhiannon and @palomahuner. For translation in other languages, follow and check out daily these accounts: Russian: @cyogalab_ru Korean: @cyogalab.korean Portuguese: @cyogalab_portuguese Mongolian: @cyogalab_mongolian
#astavakrasana - eight angel pose - love these hand balance poses. They’re great to strengthen the body & mind. . . . . . . . #yogateacher #yogaclass #yoga #yogi #yogini #yogagirl #yogapractice #yogajourney #yogalove #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogaaddict #instayoga #yogaisrael #love #lovemyjob #loveyourself #namaste #joy #nature #instagood #iloveyoga #practice #challenge #photooftheday #instagood #beautiful #flexibility #sea
“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland. . . Day 11 #astavakrasana variant @cyogalab. Taking inspiration from @sigikolbeyoga who did this on a rock! This is much softer but since I’m doing it in the cold I figured I deserve a little comfort. 😊. #yoga #snowgisunite #snowga #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #yogagirl
Yoga Challenge Day 1️⃣1️⃣ of #ForTheLoveOfYoga with @cyogalab 🔀 #Astavakrasana variant📿❤️🙏I actually had never tried this particular variation of astavakrasana until today. Come try this pose with me tomorrow @fuelhotyoga 8:30am Vinyasa! Teaching 4:30pm Fuel 90 this afternoon. #feedyoursoul #fuelyourlife
I am a big fan of arm balances... I love the feeling of lifting and balancing on my hands, while part of my body feels weightless in the air... its SO much fun to practice and so beautiful to watch when it works out correctly🤸🏽‍♀️🙌🏼💙 day 1️⃣1️⃣ of #fortheloveofyoga with @cyogalab is Astavakrasana variant 📿🧘🏽‍♀️💕practice on friends👌🏼 . . . . . #yogi #love #armbalance #astavakrasana #strength #balance #flexible #mind #body #spirtuality #rise #stillirise #yogamom #wifey #lover #fighter #motivated #inspired #dontgiveup #practice #betterwithfriends #yoga #challenge
#yoga4X7 #Astavakrasana #insta_yogasana #fortheloveofyoga : : #yogalife #yogalove #yoga #yogi #yogini #yogafun #selfpractice #yogachllenge #yogajunkie #yogadaily #yogachallenges #yogapractice #yogaeverydamnday #yogaainspiration #yogisofinstagram #selfpractice #instayoga #ighealth #igyoga #stretch #yoga4growth #UntangleMe! #proudfitfam #RockYourWorld2017 #svargadvijasana
Day 1️⃣1️⃣ of #fortheloveofyoga #astavakrasana variant lovely host: @cyogalab ❤️🙏🏼📿 #yogabrave #yogaeverydamnday #yogachallenge #yogafit #yogamom #yogapractice #yogaaddict #yogastrong #yogadaily #yogafitness #yogaholic #yogajourney #yogalife #yogabeginner #staypositive #keeppracticeandalliscoming #gettingbettereveryday #gettingstrongereveryday💪🏼 #nevergiveup #christmassy🎄 #warmeryogapantever
Day 1️⃣1️⃣ of #ForTheLoveOfYoga with @cyogalab is #EightAnglePose or #Astavakrasana variation. 📿 . . . . . #yoga #yogachallenge #stretching #yogalove #yogaeverydamnday #yogapractice #yogafun #yogainspiration #yogacommunity #fitness #myyogalife #flexibility #yogamom #practiceandalliscoming #armbalance #yogastrong
Day 11 #astavakrasana #fortheloveofyoga @cyogalab #yoga #yogalove #yogalife #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogastrength #yogaflow #yogainspiration #yogagram #yogi #yogatime #yogathailand #yogainlockerroom #yogachallenge #ashtangayoga #ashtanga #astangavinyasa #armbalance #strength #core #corepoweryoga #coreworkout #chooseyourresolution
Día 11 #ForTheLoveOfYoga con @cyogalab #workinprogress #decemberyoga #decemberyogachallenge #yogachallenge #yogachallengedecember2017 #yogagram #yogafun #yogagirl #stronggirl #flexygirl #bendyflexy #bendyflexystretchy #igyogacommunity #igyogachallenge #igyoga #onebreathatatime #semicolonproject #yogis4suicideawareness #EightAnglePose #eightangleposevariation #armbalance #astavakrasana