Advanced Balance Yoga Poses

Balance in life is very important, practicing yoga is the best and simple way to achieve it. These advanced balance yoga poses are strictly for advanced users, as they are complicated and need the proper technique to practice them. Even for advanced users, it is recommended to practice these poses before the guru or tutor till you become familiar.

List of Advanced Balance Yoga Poses

Warrior Pose III often called as Virabhadrasana III

Caution: People with high blood pressure should avoid this pose.


  • Improves posture and balance
  • Stretches the ankles and legs
  • Strengthens the back muscles and shoulders
  • Tones the abdominal area

Shoulder Stand Pose also known as Sarvangasana

Caution: People with diarrhea, high blood pressure, neck injuries and back pains should avoid this pose


  • Calms your brain and helps to relieve stress
  • Stimulates the thyroid, abdominal organs and prostate glands
  • Stretches your neck and shoulders
  • Therapeutic for sinusitis, fatigue, asthma and infertility

Inversion Pose also known as Sirsasana

Caution: People with neck injuries, heart problems, back injuries, high blood pressure, menstruation must avoid this pose


  • Improves balance by reducing stress and calms the brain
  • Stimulates the pineal glands and pituitary
  • Strengthens your legs, arms, lungs and spine
  • Tones the abdominal organs
  • Improves digestion
  • Therapeutic for insomnia, sinusitis, asthma and infertility

Peacock Pose commonly known as Mayurasana

Caution: People with any elbow or wrist injuries must avoid this pose


  • Improves balance
  • Strengthens your forearms and wrists
  • Tones the abdomen
  • Strengthens the legs and back torso

Crane pose also known as Bakasana

Caution: People with arm or shoulder or wrist injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome must avoid this pose. Pregnant women should not try this pose


  • Improves balance
  • Strengthens wrists and arms
  • Stretches your upper back
  • Strengthens your abdominal muscles and opens the groins

These are the advanced balance yoga poses. To practice them, you need to be first well versed with beginners balance yoga poses.

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