Arm balances are commonly considered to be among the hardest of yoga poses to penetrate. This tutorial style class demonstrates how this doesn’t necessarily need to be the case. You are guided through the four key arm balances; Vasisthasana, Eka Hasta Bhujasana, Dwi Hasta Bhujasana and Lolasana.
Each pose is broken down into manageable compartments so that benefits can be obtained without necessarily being able to reach the final stage. Arm balances help to strengthen the whole body but in particular the wrists, arms, chest and abdominal muscles. They are also great for building confidence and resilience.
At first glance these poses can seem as if they require huge amounts of strength, but as you become more familiar with them you begin to realise that technique and balance are just as important.