Classes in
the series
3
Lead
Instructor
Leo

Principles of Arm Balance

Develop core and upper body strength as we explore the fundamentals of three of yoga’s less familiar arm balances:  Flying Lizard, Flying Pigeon and Eight Angle pose.  Following the arm balance postures in this series will teach you to find correct alignment, and strengthen and condition your whole frame through the isometric engagement of your muscles.  The poses help to develop core and upper body strength, and to increase mobility in the lower body.  Over the course of the program you will discover the three different arm balances in easy to follow progressions. After taking you through some basic preparation for each pose you will learn how to work through these progressive stages towards the full variation. This allows beginner and experienced yogi alike to explore each pose at their own level, encouraging everyone to extend and progress their practice.  By gradually growing each pose from its foundations you will learn to overcome fears and gain acceptance about where you are on your yoga journey; building confidence and self-esteem.
Equipment
No equipment
Body Part
Full body
Category
Strength Reset
Discipline
Yoga Mobility
Principles of Arm Balance
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Journey to Eight Angle Pose
10 min
In this first, short class we explore the fundamentals of Eight Angle Pose. This arm balance builds strength in the core and upper body, whilst developing mobility in the lower body, especially the hips. Grow in confidence as you develop the pose by learning the correct alignment and isometric muscle engagement, as you strengthen and condition the whole body. Following mobilising and engagement exercises to prepare the body, this class takes you through the foundations of Eight Angle Pose, building from a base posture through gradual and mindful progressions until we reach the peak variation of the pose. The careful step-by-step growth of each arm balance makes this series accessible to anyone looking to explore this avenue of their practice.
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Journey to Flying Lizard Pose
9 min
In this second, short class we explore the fundamentals of Flying Lizard Pose. This arm balance builds strength in the core, wrists, arms and shoulders, whilst developing mobility in the lower body, activating and opening the hips. Grow in confidence as you develop the pose by learning the correct alignment and isometric muscle engagement. Develop your focus, concentration and awareness as you strengthen and condition the whole body. Following mobilising and engagement exercises to prepare the body, this class takes you through the foundations of Flying Lizard Pose, building from a base posture through gradual and mindful progressions until we reach the peak variation of the pose. The careful step-by-step growth of each arm balance makes this series accessible to anyone looking to explore this avenue of their practice.
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Journey to Flying Pigeon Pose
10 min
In this third, short class we explore the fundamentals of Flying Pigeon Pose. This arm balance builds strength in the core, wrists, forearms and shoulders, whilst developing mobility in the lower body by opening and activating the hips, hamstrings and calves. Grow in confidence as you develop the pose by learning the correct alignment and isometric muscle engagement, in turn developing your focus, concentration and awareness. Following mobilising and engagement exercises to prepare the body, this class takes you through the foundations of Flying Pigeon Pose, building from a base posture through gradual and mindful progressions until we reach the peak variation of the pose. The careful step-by-step development of each arm balance makes this series accessible to anyone looking to explore this avenue of their practice.
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