Yoga posture – Galavasana

Translation: Name of a Sage

This posture is quite challenging. It requires upper body strength and hip and knee flexibility. It can be entered from the Headstand or from a position such as Chair Pose with one foot and leg in Padmasana.

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The bend leg is placed high up the triceps on one arm and its foot is placed over the other leg. This allows the arms to be somewhat evenly used and really allows this posture to be held for longer than many of the other arm balance yoga postureswhite spacewhite spacewhite space

This is a yoga posture that stretches the knees, hamstrings and lower back.

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Tips It may be a good idea toopen the hips up with Kapotasana or Ardha Padmasana before entering this arm balance.

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Vinyasa Yoga postures to transition from and to:

Yoga Positions Kapotasana Yoga Posture Kapotasana Downward Facing Kapotasana Anjaneyasana lunge pose chair pose utkatasana Galavasana chaturanga dandasana astangasana Koundinyasana handstand scorpion handstand adho Mukha vrksasana Yoga Posture yoga position asana

Salamba Kapotasana Kapotasana Adho Muka Kapotasana Anjaneyasana Ardha Padmasana Adho Mukha Dandasana Chaturanga Dandasana Astangasana Koundinyasana 2 Bhuja Vrischikasana Adho Mukha Vrksasana Salamba Sirsasana Koundinyasana white space

Yoga Teacher Tips
This is one of the harder arm balance yoga postures at first but over time it becomes one of the easiest.