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What Are The Most Difficult Yoga Poses? Challenge Your Self!

difficult yoga poses
difficult yoga poses
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What Are The Most Difficult Yoga Poses? Challenge Your Self!

There are some yoga poses that can be difficult to perform. If we do not have experience it is important to be careful and avoid them, since we could injure ourselves if we do not execute them well. There are some yoga poses more difficult than others. So much so that not all people are capable of doing them at first.

Of course, with practice, everything can be learned. It is necessary to mention that we are referring to doing these poses in a way that is considered almost perfect.

The most difficult yoga poses

Next, we are going to cover some of the more difficult yoga poses (for beginners). As we mentioned before, this does not mean that they are impossible to do, but rather that they require time to be able to do them without such a high risk of injury.

Therefore, if you have just started yoga, don’t be overwhelmed. Over time, you will be able to master new postures, as well as gain control of your body, in terms of balance, strength and endurance.

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1. More Difficult Yoga Poses: Seated Balance Posture

This is one of the most difficult yoga poses. It consists of squatting down, with your hands together at chest level, and trying to bring one leg straight forward. The leg must be parallel to the ground and the back must be kept straight.

It is not a very comfortable position and you have to have a great control of balance. Also, it is not a pose suitable for beginners.

Sometimes the leg can rest on top of the other instead of being stretched. In this case, the posture will resemble the lotus position, but with one foot squatting that is supporting us.

2. Tittibhasana

Tittibhasana
Tittibhasana

The way to do it is by squatting down, with the palms of the hands resting on the ground.

The arms can be slightly bent and we are going to bring the knees towards the forearms. The weight of the body should fall on the arms and hands. When we feel safe, we will stretch our legs to the front.

This pose requires not only balance but also strength. The arms must support the body so that it does not collapse and so that it can keep the legs in the desired position.

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3. Urdhva Dhanurasana (the wheel)

Dhanurasana with the help of a Swiss ball
Dhanurasana with the help of a Swiss ball
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Although this yoga posture does not seem to involve a high difficulty, the truth is that it is quite uncomfortable at first. Before carrying it out, we must be lying on our back.

In this position, we will support the palms of the hands on the ground and we will exert an upward force to raise the body. We will then try to bring the legs towards the hands looking for the desired shape.

There is a variant of this posture that is the half wheel, much more intense. Instead of keeping your arms straight, it is about supporting them at a 90-degree angle, letting your forearms rest on the ground.

4. Shirshasana

Shirshasana
Shirshasana

This fourth of the most difficult yoga poses is nothing more than “the handstand. ” A posture in which we have to play with balance and concentration to maintain it.

To do it, we will place ourselves in the Balasana position, only that we will interlace our hands and put them on top of the head. After this, we will raise our legs like on a mountain and we will walk forward.

As the spine rises, we will put the head on the ground supported by the hands and we will try to raise the legs.

At first, it is advisable to do it with support (a trellis or a wall): this way we will make sure we do not fall.

When we have become familiar with this position we can move our legs in different positions and even create a kind of letter “C” with the body. The possibilities are endless.

Later, when we no longer have any problem in performing this pose, we can do it with our arms outstretched.

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5. Bakasana

Bakasana

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Bakasana

The last of the more difficult yoga poses is similar to the seated balance posture, only in this case, the legs will remain bent and supported on the back.

All these postures can be difficult to do and require a very good yoga base to carry them out successfully.

It is necessary, at the beginning, to practice them with some certainty. And it is important to bear in mind that its difficulty can lead us to injure ourselves easily.

Have you ever tried to perform any of these poses? Are you in advanced yoga or beginner? Yoga is a very beneficial practice and perfecting the postures will allow us to achieve greater balance, concentration and strength.

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Anna Andersonne
Anna is a mother, yoga teacher, and psychologist. At YOGA LOAD she is the heart of the editorial team and writes about yoga, true happiness, and sustainability. Her articles are published in the Yoga Journal, Happy Way and GingerMag.