Crane pose or arm balance
Shins are shelved on the back of the upper arms with the hands pressed firmly into the mat. Toes are lifted toward the buttocks as the chest is extended forward, gaze is forward and down. This pose greatly challenges balance, and targets the core and the upper-arm muscles. This pose has a safe set-up that doesn’t involve a full lift to the hand-balance position. See more details here.
The kidneys perform three essential body functions: regulating water in your body, removing waste from the body and producing hormones that help regulate blood pressure. Exercise plays an important role in kidney health as it improves kidney function, reduces the risk of kidney cancer and improves the quality of life for survivors of kidney cancer. Jock Yoga founder Michael DeCorte suggests these five yoga poses to help maintain kidney health and build overall body strength while you’re at it. Go through the gallery above for each pose.