Astavakrasana - Eight-Angle Pose

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 5 (7 votes)
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It feels so good to be able to do Astavakrasana, partially because it looks so impressive, but also due to how it feels when you're in the final arm balance. You feel strong, focused and balanced. Fiji takes you first into Compass Pose, a very difficult pose on its own, before attempting 8-Angle Pose.

Pose Position: Sitting
Body Position: Arm Balances, Forward Bends
Body Part: Core, Shoulders, Legs

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Abdominals
Lower Body: Hamstrings


VerityBG 7 years ago

Oh my God, i finaly did it! I've been trying to do this move such a long time and i've always failed. But with this perfect step by step video, today i did it for a very first time. I can't explan how happy i am! Thank you so much Fiji, thank "DoYogaWithMe"!!!

Sydney Jones 8 years ago

I was able to accomplish this pose, thank you Fiji for your amazing instructions :)