Arm Balancing Poses
Arm balances look amazing. And hard. Surprisingly, once you get one, you’ll get the other’s relatively easily. Here’s instruction most popular arm balance poses, some with video.
Arm Balance Conditioning Techniques in Preparation for Handstand In modern yoga circles, arm balances are a regular part of classes and so many student aspire to nail the handstand (Ardho
Side Crane (Crow) Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Bend your knees to a half-squat, thighs parallel to the floor. If your heels don’t rest comfortably on the floor, support them on
Scale Pose or Tolasana (toe-LAHS-anna) literally means “poising one’s self”; usually rendered as “balance” or “scale” Scale Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions To perform Scale Pose first perform Padmasana (Lotus Pose).
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana, hands shoulder width apart. Step your left foot far forward, past the outside of your
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I: Step-by-Step Instructions Come into it from a standing position. First bend your knees as if to squat, then take your left knee
(my-yer-ahs-anna) mayura = peacock Peacock Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Kneel on the floor, knees wide, and sit on your heels. Lean forward and press your palms on the floor with
The full version of Vasisthasana, as taught by BKS Iyengar, with the top leg raised perpendicular to the floor, is beyond the capacity of most beginners. The pose described
Wild Thing: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog). Bring your weight into your right hand and roll onto the outer edge of your right foot like
Firefly Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Squat with your feet a little less than shoulder distance apart. Tilt your pelvis forward and bring your trunk between your legs. Keeping your trunk
Shoulder-Pressing Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Squat with your feet a little less than shoulder width apart, knees wide. Tilt your torso forward between your inner thighs. Then, keeping your torso
(ahsh-tah-vah-krahs-anna) asta = eightvakra = bent, curved Eight-Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana (Mountain Pose), with your feet separated a bit wider than usual. Exhale, bend forward to Uttanasana
Dolphin Plank Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Dolphin Pose, knees bent. Then walk your feet back until your shoulders are directly over the elbows and your torso is parallel