Bird of Paradise Pose

Svarga Dvijasana

Bird of Paradise is an advanced yoga pose, that combines the challenges of a balancing standing pose, and a bind. The preparatory pose for Bird of Paradise is extended bound side-angle pose. This pose strengthens the legs and arms, and improves balance. This is an intense pose, and it is often initially attempted with the help of a strap. The Sanskrit name of the pose is Svarga Dvijasana (svarga: 'heaven', dvija: 'twice born', and asana: 'posture').