#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 78

Eight-Angle Pose/Astavakrasana

Eight-Angle Pose/Astavakrasana


  • Strengthens the wrists and arms.
  • Tones the belly muscles.
  • Improves balance.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Start in a sitting position, bring one leg up around bent elbow. Slowly lift other foot to meet lifted foot. Bring body up off ground and slowly lean forward.
  • Elbows are at a 90 degree angle.
  • Shoulders are engaged to keep body from tipping forward.
  • Shoulders are not curved forward, back is flat.
  • Legs are engaged so that they are straight out.
  • Feet are flexed and hook onto one another.

Common Problems:

  • Elbows are too extended.
  • Back is curved and shoulders are tipping forward.
  • Legs are not engaged.


  • Can also been done on forearms.
  • Blocks can be put under feet.

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