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Step-by-Step Breakdown: 8-Angle Yoga Pose


Eight-angle pose, called "astavakrasana" in Sanskrit ("asta" means "eight", "vakra" means "bent", "asana" means "pose"), may sound complicated, but it is deceptively easy. No—really!

This pose actually holds itself up, so once you have figured out the mechanics of it all, it's no big thing to get into and just hang out. Watch this video below to see how easy it is, and then try it yourself! This arm balance wakes up your core and opens up the different parts of your body needed to get into the pose with ease. Take deep breaths and have fun! The easier you move, the easier it will come. Go ahead: Hold yourself up on your own two hands while crossing your legs; it feels pretty awesome!

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