42-Padma-Sirsasana

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Headstand: 
  • Calms the mind and relieve stress and mild depression.
  • Stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands
  • Strengthens the back, spine, shoulders, arms, and legs
  • Strengthens the lungs
  • Tones the abdominal organs and Improves digestion
  • Relieve the symptoms of menopause
  • Therapeutic for asthma, infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Back injury
  • Heart condition
  • High blood pressure
  • Menstruation
  • Neck injury

WATCH AND LEARN

Step by Step Headstand Pose :
Beginner’s Headstand Pose :
Top 5 Inversion Poses :
. . . . Continued

40-Adho-Mukha-Vrksasana

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Handstand: 
  • Strengthens the shoulders, arms and wrists
  • Improves sense of balance
  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression
  • Build up overall strength
  • Open entire spine

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • – Back and shoulder injury
  • Heart condition
  • – High blood pressure
  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Handstand Pose (Top 5 Method): 
Advanced Handstand Power Yoga Transitions : 
19 Arm Balance Poses : 
. . . . Continued

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BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Half Moon Pose:  
  • – Improves concentration and sense of balance.
  • – Increases mobility of your hip joints.
  • – Strengthens the ankles, thighs, buttocks and spine
  • – Stretches the groins, hamstrings and calves, shoulders and chest,
  • – Helps relieve stress
  • Improves digestion

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • – neck problems: don’t turn your head to look upward; continue looking straight ahead
  • Headache or migraine
  • Low blood pressure
  • Diarrhea

WATCH AND LEARN

Top 6 Standing Balance Poses :
19 Arm Balance Yoga Poses :
Top 5 Standing Yoga Poses:
. . . . Continued

31-Pincha-Mayurasana

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Feathered Peacock Pose:  
  • Strengthens the shoulders, arms, and back
  • Stretches the shoulders, chest, and belly
  • Improves sense of balance
  • Calms the brain
  • Helps relieve stress and mild depression

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Back, shoulder, or neck injury
  • Headache
  • Heart condition
  • High blood pressure
  • -Menstruation

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Forearm Balance or Dancing Peacock Pose :
Variations in Forearm Balance Yoga Pose :
Lotus Forearm Balance Yoga Pose :
Forearm Balance to Headstand :
. . . . Continued

29 Tittibhasana (Custom)

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Firefly Pose: 
  • Strengthens the arms , wrists and shoulder
  • Improves sense of balance.
  • Tones the belly or core muscles
  • Stretches the inner groins and back torso
  • Opens the hips

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and low back injuries

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Firefly Pose :
19 Arm Balance Poses Sequence:
Hip and Thigh Opener Yoga Poses :
. . . . Continued

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BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Extended Cat Pose: 
  • Improves sense of balance
  • Tones the core.
  • Prepares the body for balancing postures
  • Lengthens the arms and legs

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Knee injuries
  • Wrist injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

WATCH AND LEARN

Extended Cat Pose + Other Core Yoga Poses:
. . . . Continued

Elephant-Trunk

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BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Elephant’s Trunk Pose: 
  • Strengthens the arms and shoulders.
  • Opens your hips.
  • Improves balance and coordination.
  • Improve core stability

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Wrist, shoulder or hip injury.

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Elephant’s Trunk Pose :
19 Arm Balance Poses Sequence :
Beginner’s Ashtanga Yoga Sequence :
. . . . Continued

22 Ashtra Vakrasana (Custom)

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Eight-Angle Pose: 
  • Strengthens the wrists, arms and shoulders.
  • Tones the abdominals and core
  • Improves sense of balance
  • Tones the inner thighs

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Any wrist, elbow, or shoulder injuries.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Eight-Angle Pose in Ashtanga Yoga :
19 Arm Balance Poses Sequence :
Beginner’s Ashtanga Yoga Sequence :
. . . . Continued

20-Garud-(Custom)

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Eagle Pose:  
  • Improves concentration.
  • Develop sense of balance
  • Stretches the thighs, hips, shoulders, and upper back
  • Strengthens and stretches the ankles , calves and thighs

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Knee injuries
  • Late term pregnancy and obesity (issues with balancing)
  • Headache
  • Medical conditions that affect balance
  • Low blood pressure

WATCH AND LEARN

6 Standing Balance Poses :
Easy Body Opening :
. . . . Continued

Dragon-Fly

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BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Dragonfly Pose: 
  • Strengthens your arms, shoulders and upper back.
  • Opens space in your hips and pelvis..
  • Develop the sense of balance and concentration
  • Twists and tones your inner abdominal muscles.

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Shoulder, wrist, low-back, and hip injuries.

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Dragonfly Pose :
19 Arm Balance Poses Sequence:
. . . . Continued

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