Level: Beginner | Style: Mixed Style
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The cadeira or paralelo is a low squat that shares many similarities with the horse stance found in Eastern martial arts. One arm protects the face while the other is extended out protecting the torso. Every time a capoeirista brings his feet parallel during a ginga, he enters this position.
The Esquiva Paralela is done on the side to avoid incoming kicks
Variations on Balanco