Arm balances are inspiring postures which demand powerful core and upper body strength. The body is suspended, supported by the palms, using the strength of the upper arms and shoulders.Crane Pose by Laura Burkhart
1. Arm Balancing: Crane Pose
Improve strength and balance by practicing the bakasana, or crane pose. This pose is the foundation for many other arm balancing postures. In this step-by-step guide, you will learn how to intelligently access the pose using optimal muscle control with the support of a brick. This lesson features a complete and gradual warm-up in order to prepare your body and mind for the correct techniques involved in the Crane Pose. Practice alongside Grokker Yoga Expert Laura Burkhart to discover how to balance on your palms in this intermediate Grokker Premium video.
2. Creative Asana: Eka Pada Koundinyasana II
Stop struggling and smile to perfect your arm balance. By strengthening your flow and opening your hips you can deepen your confidence while balancing on your palms. Join Vinyasa Yoga Expert, Amber Henzi, for this fun exploration of one of yoga's most popular arm balances, Eka Pada Koundinyasana II, in this Grokker Premium video.
3. Jumping Back Fully From Lotus Position
When you are able to maintain a comfortable lotus position you can try to jump back from the posture from a seated position. There is one small tip that will help almost everyone learn how to shift the weight forward and jump all the way back from Padmasana, or Lotus Position. Watch the video to find out.