ARM BALANCE YOGA POSES
For most, arm balancing yoga poses aren’t easy. And, while some people get a rush from the attempt, many people actually end up avoiding them because they can feel scary – if not impossible. But, there are so many reasons to push through your fear and start enjoying this category of postures! Not only do arm balances leave your body strong and toned, but the weight bearing helps to keep your bones strong, too. And, because they take practice and dedication, incorporating arm balances is beneficial for your mind as well.
Almost every arm balance posture requires a great amount of core strength, which is why regular practice will leave you feeling strong and empowered. As your core strength develops, so does your understanding of who you are. And, as confidence increases, so does your desire to play with arm balancing postures – it’s a win-win.
To approach most arm balance yoga poses, it’s a good idea to have a solid foundation, one that is balanced in both flexibility and strength. As you explore each posture, be sure to look at the modifications and tips in order to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to practice more challenging postures. Setting up your foundation one step at a time is a great way to increase your confidence so that when you do practice this group of postures, you have everything you need for lift off.
What are the best yoga poses for a beginner?
Beginners can start practicing arm balances without ever needing to worry about their feet leaving the ground. Postures like Plank pose (Kumbhakasana), Four-Limbed Staff pose (Chaturanga Dandasana), and Side Plankpose (Vasisthasana)are all great ways to start developing the strength you need in your arms for more advanced balancing postures. As a bonus, developing strength in these beginning arm balancing postures will help give you the confidence you need to try on other poses as your practice progresses.
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