The Benefits of Astavakrasana (Eight Angle Pose)

Astavakrasana or Eight-Angle Pose is one of the advanced arm balance poses in yoga. The meaning of ‘asta’ in Sanskrit is eight and ‘vakra’ is curved or bent.    It is an excellent way to develop your stability and equilibrium, while strengthening the wrists and arms.

Physical Benefits:

  • Strengthens the wrists, arms and shoulders
  • Tones the abdominals
  • Tones the inner thighs

Emotional Benefits:

  • Improves sense of balance
  • Helps supply blood to the spine and helps to eliminate toxins.

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