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Astavakrasana
This challenging arm balance strengthens the wrists, arms and shoulders. The muscles of the abdomen are also developed. Bhujapidasana, Eka Hasta Bhujasana and Tolasana are asanas that condition the body for this posture. Concentrate on finding a delicate balance that allows the body to seemingly "levitate."

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Photo: Zox, 2007

Adho Mukha Vrksasana
 
This is a fundamental inversion that strengthens the arms, shoulders and wrists. Think about performing Tadasana "upside down" and focus on straightening the arms and reaching the heels upwards as you press against the floor. Handstands can also help improve the alignment of the spine and prepare the body for more challenging inversions. On an emotional level, inversions help build confidence and overcome fears.  

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Photo: Zox, 2007

Bhujapidasana
This arm balance opens the hips and tones the abdomen, arms and wrists. Transition out of the pose into Bakasana or practice in preparation for Kurmasana.

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Photo:Zox, 2007


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