Yoga intrigues me because of its all encompassing nature. In order to successfully practice it, harmony is required between body and mind.
Embracing it means the desire to embrace increased flexibility, balance and strength, in not just the physical, but also mental state.
To me, the term arm balances is a misnomer. It’s not only a test of balance, but also strength and often flexibility as well.
Across all arm balances, some useful tips include:
- Warm up your wrists
- Keep working on building strength – arm and core.
Aim to be able to do several decent Chaturanga push ups.
Feel the squeeze in your core as you hold the pose.
- Try to break down each pose into smaller steps.
- Always focus you gaze upwards and forwards, not down onto your mat.
The variations in arm balances are endless! Here’s to a never ending journey of discovery.