|Sari in Shoulder Press Pose (bhujapidasana) Photo by Wanakhavi Wahkisi|
TIP #1 BUILD THAT CORE
|Bakasana (crow) gets easier when the weight is equally distributed.|
Arm Balances have a lot to do strength in the core and less to do with strong arms. A savvy yoga teacher can tell when you are muscling your way up into a pose. The trick is to allow your arms to function as a supportive shelf while your core stomach muscles lift the body into the air.
Tip #2 FLEX THOSE LEGS
|Eka Pada Koundiyanasana II (Dedication to Sage)|
This pose comes and goes depending on how my hips are feeling. If my hips feel like jello then my body can go in all sorts of directions. Flexible hips = less strain on the core and lower back. Loosening up the hip flexors and hamstrings in a forward bend or forward fold will help you send circulation around the lower body.
Tip #3 TONE UP THE ARMS
|Side Crow- Photo by Wanakhavi Wahkisi|
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6 Week Series
March 11-April 15, 2013
Step by Step instructions for Arm Balances
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