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Challenge Your Sense of Balance

Many people take up Yoga as a way to relax, reduce stress and bring a sense of inner calmness. For me, balancing poses are the most effective at reducing the stresses of life because they require all my attention and focus, that I am forced to forget about everything else. Staying in the pose and not falling requires all your effort and concentration. Once you release the pose, you feel an amazing wave of relief and contentment.

Here are some of my favorite balancing poses. Some of them solely challenge your sense of balance, and others also challenge your strength and flexibility. Just click on the name of the pose to learn how to get into them.

Sanskrit Name: Bakasana
English Translation: Crane Pose
Also Called: Crow
Sanskrit Name: (beginner's) Vasisthasana
English Translation: Sage Pose
Also Called: Side Plank

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Sanskrit Name: Bakasana
English Translation: Half Moon Pose
Also Called:
Sanskrit Name: Upavishta Konasana
English Translation: Seated Angle Pose
Also Called: Balancing Wide Legs
Sanskrit Name: Baddha Hasta Sirsasana B
English Translation: Bound Hands Headstand Pose
Also Called: Double Arm Headstand
Sanskrit Name: Pincha Mayurasana
English Translation: Feathered Peacock Pose
Also Called: Forearm Stand
Sanskrit Name: Garudasana
English Translation: Eagle Pose
Also Called: Eagle
Sanskrit name: Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana A
English translation: Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
Also called: Standing Hand to Big Toe A
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