Feel stronger and more empowered in your own body with this workshop-style program that’s designed to help you up-level your arm balances and inversions.
Yoga teacher Joan Hyman brings you four well-rounded, alignment-focused vinyasa classes (each under thirty minutes) that feature energizing arm balance and inversion sequences. You’ll begin with an exploration of the bandhas (to help you cultivate the core engagement and energetic awareness that’s optimal for arm balancing and inverting) as you progress through a flow that includes tripod headstand, lolasana (pendant pose), bhujapidasana (shoulder pressing pose), and firefly pose. In the second, third, and fourth class, you’ll move on to prep sequences for visvamitrasana, pincha mayurasana (forearm balance), and handstand at the wall.
In each class, Joan gives you a solid foundation of the alignment principles in play throughout the sequences and the peak poses. She also describes some of the common mistakes yoga practitioners make and how to access the relevant muscle groups to address them.
Enjoy this thorough and rewarding experience that can help you feel more embodied in yoga practice, and more capable balancing on your hands and arms and going upside down!
Arm Balances and Bandhas
Visvamitrasana: Entrance to Power
Preparing the Shoulder Girdle for Pincha Mayurasana
Refine Your Handstand
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