[Pose Of the Week] Challenge Your Strength & Balance With Fallen Angel Pose (Advanced)

This advanced yoga pose looks light and graceful, but it’s quite a challenge for your balance and upper body strength! Watch below to find out how to do Fallen Angel Pose…

Fallen Angel Pose (Devaduuta Panna Asana) is a beautiful advanced yoga pose that combines an arm balance with an inversion for a double challenge! This powerful pose requires strength, balance, and flexibility, and you will need to cultivate them all in order to safely perform this pose.

Fallen Angel pose helps to build strength in the arms, shoulders, wrist, and core, improves balance and body awareness, increases spinal flexibility, massages the internal organs, opens the hips and tones the glutes and thigh muscles. It truly is a full-body exercise!

Before attempting Fallen Angel Pose, make sure you are comfortable with Crow Pose, Side Crow, and Eka Pada Koundinyasana. If you aren’t quite there yet, you can increase your upper body strength with Chaturanga push ups, Crow Pose variations, and other less challenging arm balance poses. You want to make sure you are strong enough (and flexible enough) to achieve the pose without putting weight on your head and neck.

The video tutorial below demonstrates two different ways to enter the pose. Choose whichever one seems to work best for your particular body type and abilities.

This is one of the prettiest yoga poses I have seen to date, so I hope you enjoy it! Be careful, and have fun!

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