Prepare your body to practice Pincha Mayurasana
Forearm Stand is both an arm balance and an inversion. With the elbows bent at 90 degrees overhead (amongst other things), it takes a considerable amount of mobility + strength to be able to practice this pose safely and effectively. This workshop will equip you with the tools you need to increase your full body strength, mobility, flexibility and awareness so that you can start or refine your journey into forearm stand.
Is this the pose you’ve seen from a distance, but have never known how to set it up, practice, or use the props beneficially to help you find flight? Or maybe you are practicing but for some reason, something is just not clicking… Well then, this is the workshop for you!
Strength, Mobility, Flexibility, Alignment
This workshop is all about forearm stand, so there will be an entire module dedicated towards breaking down the pose, using props to support the pose, and another full length asana class building towards Pincha Mayurasana. In addition to this, you’ll also find all of the elements below.
What you'll find inside the forearm stand course:
Handstand, full wheel, king dancer, king pigeon + more
You get a lot with this workshop, but here are some elements you can expect to experience
- Prop Usage + Set Up
- Dissection of Forearm Stand
This course is for you if...
You want to practice forearm stand but you have no idea where to start.
You have the guts to take your forearms to the ground and kick your feet up, but for the life of you, you cannot figure out the proper form to actually hold it safely.
You have a forearm stand practice, but you are looking to refine so that you can hold the posture or do it confidently in the middle of the room.
This workshop not only helps to enhance and refine your forearm stand practice, but it will also be of service to your yoga asana practice as a whole. This workshop is designed to elevate you, as the yoga asana practitioner, towards a deeper understanding of your body and what you are capable of. By providing a module specific to bodyweight strength training, you’ll have the opportunity to work on your muscular capabilities in ways that you normally wouldn’t in a yoga class. This will allow all persons, gym goers and non, to experience the perfect blend of strength training and yoga and to gain insight into how these modalities can support one another.
What you'll learn...
Meet your instructor...
Hi, I’m Melanie! I am a 500 hour certified advanced yoga instructor, an ACE Group Fitness certified instructor, and overall movement enthusiast. I believe that movement is one of the best ways to get in touch with and appreciate our own body…I also just think it’s fun!
I’ve been playing with inversions and handstands for the past several years. I love nothing more than discovering new things leading to new places in my practice, figuring out how to put into words what I am experiencing, and then sharing that with others to help expand their practice.
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Eligible for 5 Hours of Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance
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Build your strength, refine your alignment, and increase your confidence.
This workshop was made to not only demystify forearm stand, but it was also created to meld together the modalities of strength training and yoga. While these are two different practices, they both require and cultivate a heightened sense of bodily awareness and physical capability. For those who already have an established strength training routine, this workshop will give you specific exercises to do so that while you’re in the gym you can also be working on your asana. For those who are new to strength training, this will be a great introduction to building muscular strength and endurance to work towards and one day hold forearm stand. Your body is capable of SO MUCH, so why not unleash that?