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This Breakdown Will Help You Improve This Pose

The forearm stand is one of the more advanced yoga poses you can try. As you improve your practice, your strength, flexibility, and balance also improves. When you feel that you are ready for the next step, you can start practicing arm balance poses. The forearm stand is the first arm balance pose you should learn to master as this pose utilizes both your forearms and your hands to hold up your body weight. This provides you with more surface area to spread your body weight across.

The forearm stand is the first arm balance pose you should learn to master as this pose utilizes both your forearms and your hands to hold up your body weight. This provides you with more surface area to spread your body weight across.

The following article breaks down the forearm stand into a simple set of stretches and poses that will ease you into this pose.

See the article below and be sure to pass this along to your friends that are looking to take their yoga game to the next level!

By Heidi Kristoffer

Shoulder Opener at Wall: Place your forearms on the wall parallel to one another below shoulder height, keeping your elbows shoulder-distance apart (you can measure this by grabbing opposite elbows). Take a few steps back from the wall and allow your head to relax down between your arms. Breathe here for 5 deep breaths.

Crescent Lunge with Reverse Prayer Arm Variation: From down dog, step your right foot forward, tap your left knee down, and reach your arms high to frame your face. Release your arms down on either side of you and, bending your elbows, reach your arms behind your back and press your palms together like you’re praying on your spine, reaching that prayer as high up your spine as feels good. (If that is too much on your shoulders, grab opposite elbows with your hands behind your back.) Breathe here for 5 deep breaths and then repeat with your left leg forward.

Forearm Stand Prep: From dolphin, walk your feet toward your elbows, lift your right leg toward the ceiling, and breathe for 5 deep breaths. Repeat with your left leg. As you get more comfortable, do this several times on each side, walking your feet an inch closer to your elbows each round.

Forearm Stand: From dolphin, walk your feet toward your elbows and lift your right leg toward the ceiling. Come onto the ball of your left foot and start to rock forward and eventually lift both legs off the ground. (You can also do this against a wall.) Try to stay here for 5 deep breaths. And remember to have fun—you are upside down!

See the full article from shape.com here.

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