Yoga though has been around for a long time; has been drawing a lot of attention in the recent times. The reason for this growing popularity may well be the diversity of the form.

No matter who you are, how old you are, there something for everyone in yoga. And if you are one of the individuals looking for yoga exercises to deal with your upper arm toning and strengthening, you are in luck.

We have compiled below a list of best four yoga exercises for upper arms strength.


Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

First kneel down on all fours i.e. feet and hands; with hands directly under shoulder. Then stick your toes, walk your hands a few inches forward and lift your hip towards the ceiling. Straighten your legs and elevate your pelvis.

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)


Allow for needed target stretch by extending heels from toes and pulling them towards the floor, draw in the rib cage and press legs. Stay for a few seconds and repeat.

Learn downward dog pose step by step


Plank Pose (Kumbhakasana)

Lie down on stomach with arms besides shoulders. Lift up on your all fours by coming onto your toes and hands. While lifting up keep your arms straightened with wrists directly in line of the shoulders, also move torso forward and contract abs.

Plank Pose (Kumbhakasana) 




In the perfect pose, the body should be in line from heels to head. Hold the pose for a few seconds and then repeat.


Push-up (Chaturanga Dandasana)


Push-up (Chaturanga Dandasana)


Begin in the plank position explained in 2.Then bend your elbows at 90 degrees angles so as to lower your upper body closer to the ground. Front ribs should be kept in with elbows over the wrists and shoulder in line with the elbows. Then stretch your upper back broad and hold the pose for a while. Repeat.


Side Plank I (Vasisthasana)

This also begins with the plank position. Once in plank, you must bring one of you palm to the centre (say left palm) of the mat. Then balancing upon the left palm, roll your body onto the outer edge of your left foot. Then stack your other foot (right) on top of the left.


Side Plank I (Vasisthasana)


Lift shoulder away from earlobe by pressing on left palm. Then stack right shoulder directly above the left and extend your right arm straight upwards to the ceiling. Feel the stretch, hold for a few seconds and repeat as wished/ required.

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