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. Core Vinyasa Yoga
20 minutes with Celest Pereira is all you need to get on your way to a toned and strong core. In this flow, Celest will guide you through a series of poses designed to boost your metabolism and strengthen your core. This class is perfect for all skill levels.
3. Apex Series: Vashisthasana
All roads lead to the arm balance/hamstring opener Vashisthasana. This entire sequence will aid the body in opening properly for this posture (called Side Plank in English). Join Anusara Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant as you focus on lengthening the hamstring and upper back muscles. This Grokker Premium video will lead you to find a deeper awareness of proper alignment for this Advanced posture. Intermediate Levels.
4. Well-Balanced Flow: 60-Minute Vinyasa Class
Find balance in strength. Build power in your body and balance your heart center with this intermediate-level class. Then carry this new found inner stability with you off the mat and into your life. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Laura Burkhart, as we move through a well-balanced flow consisting of standing poses, twists, arm balances, ab work and backbends!
5. Weight Loss Yoga Challenge: Fat Burn
This routine is designed to get your heart rate up, burn fat, tone, lengthen, and strengthen your entire body and mind.
6. Beginner's Eight Angle Astavakrasana Pose
This heat building full Vinyasa practice is sequenced toward the peak pose Ashtavakrasana (eight angle pose). This Grokker Premium video will work on the foundations of the pose targeting core and arm strength, as well as hip opening postures. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, as she leads you in this balanced class toward Ashtavakrasana. All Levels.
7. One-Legged Arm Balancing
Galavasana is a challenging arm balance from Ashtanga yoga. This arm balance requires deeply open hips and integrated shoulder strength to approach. With the help of yoga expert Kino MacGregor, you will learn the basic shoulder position and core position needed to hold you in the posture, as well as some creative ways to enter the posture. Finally, Kino will show the traditional way to enter from a tripod headstand. For more information on elevating your practice, watch the full Insight Yoga series.
8. Advanced Eight-Angle Astavakrasana Pose
This juicy, challenging Vinyasa practice incorporates various arm balancing and strengthening postures to prep the body for an advanced transition from Eka Pada Koundinyasana II from the peak pose, Ashtavakrasana. Designed to help you master these stunning arm balances, the sequence is composed of hip opening, arm strengthening, integrated movement to structurally enhance your awareness of what these peak poses ask of us. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Christy Evans through this empowering flow to ignite core muscles, melt the hips, and gracefully glide through gravity defying poses. This class is sequenced to open and strengthen the body with an aligned and safe approach, while growing the edges of the previous two practices offered in this series.
9. Arm Balancing - Flying Crow Pose
Spread your wings and let go of fear. As we work up to Galavasana (Fly Pigeon) in this Grokker Premium video, you will learn the various parts that make up this intricate and liberating pose. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Laura Burkhart, as she guides us through the fundamental asanas that will help us soar into galavasana with ease. This is an intermediate level practice.
10. Yoga for Weight Loss - Abs & Arms
In this Yoga For Weight Loss sequence we focus on the muscles of ABS and ARMS. Build strength from the inside out as we tone the lower belly and abdominal wall. Find tone and shape in the muscles of the arm as we work on balance and stability! Bring the principles of yoga into the mixture for a strengthening practice that you can manage at home on your own. Meet your edge but remember to listen to your body and have fun! You only live once!