Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Intro to Arm Balances!

    • Meet Your Teacher

    • Let Me Know a Bit About You

    • How to Be Successful in this Course

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    Week 1: Warm-up your Wings

    • Before You Jump In...

    • Practice: Bakasana, Parsva Bakasana, Eka Pada Galavasana

    • Drill: Crow Pose with a Chair

    • Posture Breakdown: Bakasana, Crow Pose

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    • Practice: 25 Minutes to Crow Pose

    • Drill: Crow Pose Progressions

    • 60 Minute Yoga Practice to Side Crow

    • Posture Breakdown: Parsva Bakasana, Side Crow

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    Week 2: Intro to Levers

    • Yoga Warm-up and Progression Drills Part 1

    • Yoga Warm-up and Progression Drills Part 2

    • Eka Pada Koundinyasana II - Hurdler's Pose

    • Progression Drills: Hurdler's Pose on Blocks

    • Stability Ball Plank with Twist

    • Split Legs in Eka Pada Koundinyasana I and II

    • Quick Cues: Eka Pada Koundinyasana I - Side Crow

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    Week 3: Find Your Bandhas - Energy Locks

    • Practice: Find Your Bandhas

    • Read: Find Your Bandhas

    • A Strong Core Makes Everything Easier

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    Week 4: We Have Lift-Off

    • Lolasana, Tittibhasana, and Bhujapidasana: Pendant, Firefly, and Shoulder-Pressing Pose

    • Quick Cues: Tittibhasana - Firefly Pose

    • Drill: Slide Tucks and Pike Ups

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    Week 5: Leg Over Shoulder

    • Eka Hasta Bhujasana, Astavakrasana: Elephant Trunk and 8 Angle Pose

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    Week 6: Elbow Levers

    • Ganda Bherudasana - Chin Stand

    • Mayurasana - Peacock Pose

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    Week 7: Deep Twist and Open Hips

    • Parsva Bhuja Dandasana - Grasshopper Pose

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    Week 8: More Lifts

    • Warm Up Your Hips

    • Tolasana and Utpluti Dandasana: Lifting Lotus and Crane Pose / Lifting Staff Pose

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    Week 9: Transitions - Linking Multiple Arm Balances

    • Part 1: Hurdler's Pose to Chin Stand

    • 8-Angle Pose to Hurdler's to Chinstand

    • Elephant Trunk to 8-Angle to Hurdler's

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    Week 10: Baby Bakasana, Kukkutasana, Eka Pada Bakasana

    • Baby Bakasana, One Legged Crow, Rooster Pose, Lotus Peacock

  • 12

    Course Completion Survey

    • How did it go?

  • 13

    BONUS: Inversions

    • Wait, haven't we been practicing inversions all along? Disclaimer

    • Warm-Up and Strengthen Your Neck

    • Salamba Sirsasana I - Supported Headstand

    • Sirsasana I: One leg tucked

    • Tripod Headstand with Alternating Leg Lifts

    • Pinchamayurasana - Forearm Stand