Lengthens spine, strengthens core
Tones abdominal organs
Improves balance and focus
How to perform balancing table
- Begin on all fours. Bring your wrists directly under your shoulders and knees under your hips. Bring your head to a neutral position.
- Stretch your right leg back with an inhale. Bring it parallel to the floor. Flex the foot.
- Reach your left arm forward with an inhale. Bring it parallel to the floor.
- Balance here for one or more slow, deep breaths. Lower with an exhale. Change sides and repeat.
- Draw belly toward spine
- Broaden shoulder blades
- Flex top foot
- Keep top leg, torso and top arm in one line
More yoga poses to discover
Balancing table (Dandayamna Bharmanasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the balancing and core and warm-ups categories. This asana targets abs and spine and also involves glutes & hip flexors and shoulders and wrists muscles. Balancing table stretches and strengthens legs, opens chest; rejuvenates abdominal organs and also reduces fatigue, increases energy. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory.
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