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Eight Angle Pose

Angle-Based Images: Eight Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Eight Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Eight Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Eight Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Eight Angle Pose Video
Eight Angle Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in Easy Seat.
Eight Angle Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Hug your right knee in towards your chest with your arms; place the bottom of your right foot into your left elbow, wrap your right arm around your right knee and shin, and join your hands to cradle the leg. Lengthen your torso and sit up tall. Relax your shoulders downward. Sway your shin from side to side to open your hip.
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Eight Angle Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Hook your right hand under your right calf and bring your right leg and the underside of your knee to rest on top of your right shoulder.
Eight Angle Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Plant your palms shoulder's distance apart on the ground.
Eight Angle Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Cross your left ankle over your right.
Eight Angle Pose: Step 6
Step 6 Bend your elbows and squeeze your legs together on your right upper arm as you reach your chest forward and transfer your weight into your hands. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths and then repeat on the other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

If cradling your right shin to your chest hurts your knees, hold your right foot with your left hand and your right knee with your right hand. Pressing into your fingertips helps balance.

Tips

Do not attempt this pose if you have any wrist, shoulder, or hamstring ailments.

Benefits

Builds strength in the arms, shoulders, legs, and core. Improves focus and balance. Is thought to be beneficial for digestion.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, straighten your legs and squeeze your thighs together.

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