Are you ready for some advanced yoga posture? You should have a good grip on basic arm balances, backbends and inversions, so you can start to work on some of the postures below. These postures are considered advanced because they require a great deal of both flexibility and strength, two qualities you gain from practicing yoga a lot for a long time. By this time, you probably know well what kind of postures come easy for you and which are more challenging.

Handstand Scorpion

This is one of the most difficult yoga postures if not the most difficult one. The handstand scorpion posture requires you to have good balance, plenty of strength and extreme flexibility.

For those of you first attempting this posture, use a wall for assistance that is about a foot away. Once you’re in a hand stand, arch your back and touch the wall with your toes. Slowly move your feet down towards your head while continuing to arch your back to help you stay balanced. The object is to have your feet just above your head.

Once in position, you should hold it so 5 to 6 breaths then slowly move your legs back up to the straight position and place your feet on the ground. This posture improves your balance while strengthening your shoulders, abdominals and back muscles. Sanskrit name for this posture is Taraksvasana.

The Corpse Posture

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The corpse posture or savasana, for lots of new practitioners, can be the nearly all hard pose to master plus the most threatening posture to grasp as it want you to only be. Savasana (corpse pose) boosts mood and relieves stress and anxiety, but it also has just as lots of physical benefits. The Sanskrit word ‘sava‘means ‘corpse‘. This pose looks like sleeping pose or else dead body. It may look extremely simple to perform this posture but it is not, because you have to focus on every portion of the body. Savasana is a brief opportunity to take a break from the constant busyness of life. This is a very common posture done at the end of a yoga session.

The Side Plank

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The side plank posture or vasisthasana, strengthens the arms and spine and it is a  good preparation for more challenging arm balances. The steps to practice properly this posture include:

1. From plank posture, shift your weight onto your right arm as you roll onto the outside of your right foot.
2. Keeping the both feet flexed, stack the left foot on top of the right with the legs very straight.
3. Bring the left arm up to the ceiling and the gaze to the left fingertips.
4. After several breaths, roll back the center and do the other side, resting in downward facing dog between the two sides if you like.

This pose requires strength, flexibility and balance

The Yoga Sleep Posture

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The yoga sleep or yoganidrasana, it is very good for digestive and endocrine related problems. It aids in calming the mind. This posture is done in 3 important steps:

  1. Lie in the supine posture.
  2. Catch hold of the right leg and place it behind the head. Do the same with the left leg.
  3. Interlock the palms and place them behind the buttocks.

Some yoga practitioners even sleep in this pose which is how it got its name. The yoganidrasana is only for practitioners that are extremely flexible.

The Eight Angle Posture

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The eight angle or Astavakrasana. First and foremost, Eight Angle Posture is an arm balance. It requires a lot of strength, both in the arms and the core, practice, and patience.You are simultaneously hugging in to your core, keeping the elbows close to the body, and twisting the ankles together, while trying to stay long through the legs and chest. This posture can be done in four steps:

  1. Stand with feet 18 inches apart.
  2. Bend your knees, rest the right palm on the floor between the feet, and place the left palm on the floor just beyond the left foot.
  3. Bring the right leg over the right arm…Bring the left leg forward between the arms, but close to the right one.
  4. Exhale and lift both legs off the floor. Interlock the legs by placing the left foot upon the right ankle and extend the legs sideways to the right.

The benefits are for your arm, shoulder and abdominal muscles while improving your balance.

The One Handed Tree

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The one handed tree posture or Eka Hasta Vrksasana. This posture requires you to balance upside down on a single hand with your legs splayed in the air — like a tree. If you thought finding affordable health insurance was tough, wait until you try this yoga maneuver. You need some crazy core strength and ridiculous determination in order to make this work. It is not recommended trying this in your first session.This difficult yoga posture develops the wrist and elbows in terms of stability control while strengthening the arm and abdominal muscles. It also increases mental stability.

The Formidable Face

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The formidable face posture or Ganda Bherundasana. For this pose you will lay flat on your stomach, slowly bringing your legs up and over your back until your feet are placed flat on the ground by your head. How anyone can actually do this is beyond us. If you have ever wanted to kiss your own ankle, while your face was level with the ground, this is how you are going to do it. Some benefits of this posture are:

  1. It provides to keep the mind calm.
  2. It provides reducing different types of body pain.
  3. It provides maintaining a good balance of the body
  4. It is really good in order to decrease menstruation pain for women

The formidable face posture requires extreme flexibility, balance and some strength and it is recommended for advance yoga practitioners.