The Weirdest Yoga Poses of All Time and Why They’re Good For You

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yoga -bannerYou already know that yoga is good for you — that’s why you practice it almost every day. It helps build your strength and flexibility, while at the same time providing you with a way to achieve inner peace in your hectic life.

But you’re getting bored with doing the same poses day in and day out. There’s about 84 basic yoga poses and over 1300 intermediate and advanced ones, but you’ve only been doing the same 10 or so. There’s only so much downward facing dog, warrior and triangle that you can do!

Feeling adventurous? We dare you to try one of these.

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23. Shooting Bow Pose (Akarm Dhanurasan Pose)

How to do it

  1. Inhale.
  2. Sit with legs extended.
  3. Exhale.
  4. Fold over and reach to hold each of your big toes with the index finger on the same side.
  5. Inhale.
  6. Raise torso and keep one leg on the floor. Pull the other leg up until the big toe is next to your ear on the same side.
  7. Straighten your spine.
  8. Exhale.
  9. Repeat.
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What it’s good for

  • feet
  • shoulders
  • thighs
  • buttocks
  • calves
  • arms
  • shoulders
  • chest

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Source: www.yogajournal.com

22. Eight Angle Pose (Astavakrasana Pose)

How to do it

  1. Inhale.
  2. While seated, exhale.
  3. Bend your right knee, and place your right foot close to your right hip.
  4. Inhale.
  5. Place your right arm under your right leg. It should be in line with your knee.
  6. Raise your right foot off the floor.
  7. Hold your right lower leg parallel to the floor.
  8. Exhale.
  9. Raise your right knee high on right arm.
  10. Inhale.
  11. Extend your left leg. Ground your palms on the floor.
  12. Exhale.
  13. Push your torso off the floor with your arms.
  14. Inhale.
  15. Lift your left leg off the floor.
  16. Exhale.
  17. Wrap your left ankle around the right.
  18. Inhale.
  19. Hold your torso parallel to the floor.
  20. Exhale.
  21. Move both of your legs to a right angle.
  22. Inhale and exhale. Balance for 3 to 7 breathes.
  23. Straighten legs to release and repeat on other side.
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What it’s good for

  • arms
  • torso and core
  • legs

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21. Eka Pada Koundiyanasana I (Sage Koundiya I Pose)

How to do it

  1. Begin in downward facing dog pose. Inhale.
  2. Exhale.
  3. Bring your left foot forward then lift the right foot off the floor. Bring your knee forward to touch your left tricep.
  4. Inhale.
  5. Keep your elbows the same width as your ribs. Lower your shoulders to the same level as your elbows.
  6. Exhale.
  7. Draw your navel in and allow your right foot to come off the floor.
  8. Press your knee into your tricep.
  9. Inhale.
  10. Exhale.
  11. Allow your left foot to float off the floor and extend it.
  12. Inhale.
  13. Exhale and extend your right leg fully. Hold for 3 to 7 breaths.
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What it’s good for

  • arms
  • torso and core
  • legs

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20. Eka Pada Koundiyanasana II (Sage Koundiya II Pose)

How to do it

  1. Inhale.
  2. Lunge with right foot forward and both hands to the inside of your front foot.
  3. Lift your right heel up.
  4. Exhale.
  5. Bring your right hand to the back of your calf and move your right thigh back.
  6. Put your shoulder under.
  7. Lower your right heel back down, and plant your hands on the floor.
  8. Hold for 3 to 5 breaths.

yoga 20-2What it’s good for

  • shoulders
  • arms
  • wrists

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19. Yoga Eagle Pose (Garudasana)

How to do it

  1. Inhale, begin in tadasana.
  2. Exhale.
  3. Extend your arms out and across.
  4. Bend your elbows and press your palms together.
  5. Inhale.
  6. Balance on your right leg.
  7. Exhale.
  8. Lift your left leg and cross it over your right.
  9. Wrap your leg around so your left foot is behind your right calf.
  10. Inhale.
  11. Exhale.
  12. Continue to wrap your arms and legs.
  13. Inhale. Hold your upper arms parallel to the floor. Your spine should be perpendicular to the floor.
  14. Hold for pose 3 to 7 breaths then repeat on opposite side.
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What it’s good for

  • arms
  • torso
  • legs

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18. Yoga Kapotasana Pose (Yoga King Pigeon Pose)

How to do it

  1.  Inhale while in high kneeling position.
  2. Place your palms on your lower back. Draw your elbows in toward one another.
  3. Rotate your thighs inward and pull your shoulder blades together and down.
  4. Exhale and arch your spine and lean backward.
  5. Gently release your head to the ground and crawl your hands back toward your feet.
  6. Hold pose for 3 to 5 breaths.
  7. Slowly come up.
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What it’s good for

  • arms
  • torso
  • back

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17. Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I Pose (Yoga Marichyasana I Pose)

How to do it

  1. Inhale.
  2. Sit with your legs extended forward.
  3. Exhale.
  4. Bend your right leg, bringing your heel close to your right hip. Keep your foot grounded.
  5. Inhale. Reach your right arm upward.
  6. Exhale.
  7. Fold forward, taking your right arm to reach around your back to meet your left arm and interlocking fingers.
  8. Inhale and relax slightly.
  9. Exhale and fold deeper into the pose.
  10. Hold for 3 to 5 breaths.
  11. Repeat on other side.
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What it’s good for

  • back
  • torso
  • leg

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16. Dedicated to the Sage Marichi II Pose (Yoga Marichyasana II Pose)

How to do it

  1. Inhale.
  2. Sit with legs extended forward.
  3. Exhale. Bend your right leg in, putting the top of your foot on the top of your left thigh.
  4. Inhale and reach your right arm upward.
  5. Exhale then fold forward.
  6. Reach your right arm  around your back to meet the left arm and interlock your fingers.
  7. Inhale.
  8. Exhale then fold deeper forward.
  9. Hold for 3 to 5 breaths.
  10. Release and repeat on the other side.

yoga 16-2What it’s good for

  • torso
  • back
  • legs
  • arms

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15. Yoga Peacock Pose (Mayurasana)

How to do it

  1. Inhale and get into table pose (on your hands and knees).
  2. Exhale, then place your hands flat on the floor about shoulder distance  apart. Point your fingers backward.
  3. Inhale and bend your arms 90 degrees.
  4. Exhale and place the weight of your body on your upper arms.
  5. Inhale, shift your weight forward to your hands. Find balance by focusing on drishti.
  6. Exhale and extend your legs back. Lift off the floor.
  7. Hold for 3 to 7 breaths.
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What it’s good for

  • arms
  • toso
  • back
  • legs

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Source: Yoga Compass Pose

14. Yoga Compass Pose (Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana)

How to do it

  1. Inhale.
  2. Exhale and sit tall to extend your spine.
  3. Bend your left knee and bring your foot close to your right thigh. The lower leg should stay on the floor for balance.
  4. Inhale and bend your right knee to bring it close to your chest.
  5. Exhale and place your right palm on the floor in front of your right leg for balance.
  6. Inhale and lift your right lower leg.
  7. Reach your left hand over your head to hold your right foot.
  8. Exhale and open your chest.
  9. Lift your ribcage and rotate your torso to the left, extending your spine.
  10. Inhale and gaze upward.
  11. Exhale.
  12. Hold for 3 to 7 breaths.
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What it’s good for

  • arms
  • back

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13. Yoga Rabbit Pose (Yoga Sasangasana Pose)

How to do it

  1. Inhale while on your knees.
  2. Exhale and bend forward, placing your head on top of your knees or between them.
  3. Inhale.
  4. Exhale and round your back.
  5. Hold for 3 to 5 breaths.
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What it’s good for

  • back
  • stomach
  • hips and waist

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12. Lion Pose (Simhasana)

How to do it

  1. Inhale. Kneel on floor with your knees shoulder width apart.
  2. Cross your right ankle over your left.
  3. Sit back on your heels with calves flat on the floor.
  4. Lift your chest up and straighten your spine.
  5. Place your hands on top of your knees.
  6. Inhale.
  7. Lower your jaw and open your mouth widely.
  8. Stretch your tongue out and curl downward to your chin.
  9. Look up.
  10. Contract the front of your throat.
  11. Hold pose for 5 breaths, inhaling and exhaling through your mouth. Roar 3 times.
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What it’s good for

  • platysma
  • relieves tension in face and chest

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11. Yoga Bird of Paradise Pose (Svarga Dvidasana Pose)

How to do it

  1. Begin in Extended Side Angle Pose. Inhale.
  2. Exhale and move your extended leg forward until your feet are close to hip width apart.
  3. Inhale and transfer more weight on your extended foot.
  4. Exhale, placing the full weight of your body on your foot. Lift your bound leg to come vertical with your spine.
  5. Inhale, and maintain your balance.
  6. Exhale and straighten your standing leg.
  7. Inhale and maintain your balance.
  8. Exhale and straighten your bound leg.
  9. Inhale.
  10. Exhale and straighten your bound leg.
  11. Hold this pose on each side for 3 – 7 breathes.
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Source: www.yogajournal.com

What it’s good for

  • legs
  • torso
  • arms

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10. Yoga Upward Abdominal Lock (Yoga Uddiyana Bandha)

How to do it

  1. With your eyes open, stand straight with your feet slightly apart or sit in cross legged position.
  2. Inhale through your nose very deeply.
  3. Exhale quickly, pushing the air out your nose forcibly.
  4. Contract your abdominal muscles to help push the air out.
  5. Relax.
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What it’s good for

  • stomach

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9. Scorpion Pose (Vrschikasana)

 

How to do it

  1. Inhale and place your forearms and palms flat on the floor. Bend 90 degrees.
  2. Exhale and come to a Downward Facing Dog. Walk your feet toward your hands as close as possible.
  3. Inhale and bend one knee. Kick up with the opposite leg.
  4. Exhale and straighten both of your legs.
  5. Inhale and bend your knees. Look forward slightly.
  6. Hold for 3 to 7 breaths.
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What it’s good for

  • back
  • legs
  • arms

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8. Ear Pressure Pose (Karnapidasana)

How to do it

  1. Start in the plow pose with your shoulders tucked under yourself. Your hands should be flat on the floor or joined behind your back.
  2. Bend your knees and put them on either side of your head.
  3. Place the tops of your feet on the floor.
  4. Allow your knees to press light pressure on your ears.
  5. Hold for 5 breaths.
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What it’s good for

  • back
  • stomach
  • inner peace

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7. Bound Lotus (Baddha Padmasana)

How to do it

  1. Sit in the Padmasana (Lotus Pose) and keep your feet high up on your thighs.
  2. Reach your right arm behind your back until it’s close to your left hip.
  3. Bend forward a little.
  4. Twist your torso to your right. Grasp your big toe on the right foot.
  5. Sit straight and breathe for a few seconds.
  6. Reach your left arm behind your back to cross your right, so that your hand is close to your right hip.
  7. Bend forward a bit.
  8. Press your shoulder blades together and try to grasp your left big toe.
  9. Breathe. Keep your head, neck and spine straight in one line.
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What it’s good for

  • legs
  • arms
  • back
  • torso

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6. Shoulder Pressing Pose (Bhujapidasana)

How to do it

  1. Squat. Your feet should be a little less than shoulder width apart.
  2. Tilt forward, so your torso is between your inner thighs.
  3. Raise your hips to bring your thighs up, parallel to the floor.
  4. Put your upper left arm and shoulder under the back of your left thigh just above the knee, as closely as possible.
  5. Put your left hand on the floor beside your left foot. do the same for the right.
  6. Slowly begin to bring your weight back and straighten your arms. This allows your feet to lift off floor.
  7. Cross your right ankle over your left.
  8. Hold for 30 seconds then release and repeat on the other side.
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What it’s good for

  • arms
  • legs
  • torso

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5. Sleeping Yogi Pose (Yoga Nidrasana)

How to do it

  1. Lie flat on your back.
  2. Bend both of your knees and hold onto the outer edges with your arms on the outsides of your legs.
  3. Press down both of your knees to the floor below your armpits.
  4. Put your arms on the insides of your legs and bring your left knee behind your left shoulder with the foot behind your head.
  5. Bring your right knee behind your right shoulder and cross your right ankle behind your left ankle.
  6. Hold for 5 breaths an release.
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What it’s good for

  • stomach
  • legs
  • back

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Source: www.yogajournal.com

4. Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana)

How to do it

  1. Stand forward and fold with your knees slightly bent. Your feet should be slightly wider than your hips.
  2. Hold your right calf with your right hand and work your shoulder behind your calf. Repeat on the other side.
  3. Wrap your forearms around the sides of your shins and put your hands on top of your feet. Point your fingers forward.
  4. Keep hugging your thighs together and bend your knees deeper.
  5. Put hands down behind your feet and lower your buttocks. Sit on your arms.
  6. Lift your lower belly and hug your thighs around your arms.Straighten your legs.
  7. Keep your sternum lifted, collarbones wide, and gaze forward. Shift your shoulder heads back and lift the gaze.
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Source: www.yogatrail.com

What it’s good for

  • arms
  • legs

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3. Bound Angle Headstand Pose (Baddha Kona Sirsasana)

How to do it

  1. In Child Pose (Balasana) interlock your fingers to shape an equilateral triangle.
  2. Bring the crown of your head down to the floor. The back of your head should be touching your hands.
  3. Straighten your legs and put them towards the direction of head. Keep your back straight.
  4. Bend your knees in and put your heels near your butt.
  5. Slowly raise your legs straight to a 90 degree.
  6. Hold for 5 breaths.
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What it’s good for

  • Relieves depression and anxiety
  • arms
  • wrists
  • shoulders

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2. Legs Behind the Head Pose (Dwi Pada Sirsasana)

How to do it

  1. Sit straight in Dandasana. Keep your legs stretched out in front of you.
  2. Exhale.
  3. Bend the right knee and grab the ankle.
  4. Bring your ankle over your head and place it slowly on your neck. Do this while exhaling.
  5. Repeat on the other side.
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What it’s good for

  • arms
  • legs
  • torso
  • blood circulation

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1. Lotus in Shoulder Stand Pose (Padma Sarvangasana)

How to do it

  1. Lie on your back.
  2. Lift your legs, keeping them straight.
  3. Put them behind your head.
  4. Supporting your back with your hands, bring your legs and torso vertically upwards.
  5. Cross your legs
  6. Stretch your arms out along the floor and bring them behind your back.
  7. Clasp your hands.
  8. Hold for 5 breaths.
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What it’s good for

  • shoulders
  • arms
  • Corrects posture
  • Improves memory and focus

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