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50 hours Arm Balancing Training

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    Yoga Alliance® US
  • Intermediate and advanced
  • Five days

Yoga Styles: Arm Balancing

Why arm balancing?

That is a very good question. Of course arm balances look very impressive, but it’s not about growing your instagram followers. Arm balancing postures challenge body and mind on different levels.

First of all you need and will develop full body strength. You will learn to control your physical body, to make it stronger and more flexible, which will make your mind calmer and more flexible.

Suddenly balancing your body weight onto your hands requires courage. Continuous practice helps you to build confidence and to connect with the wisdom of your body.

To move into and to stay in an arm balance asana for longer depends on focus and concentration. If your mind is distracted and your attention is not with your body it is unlikely to be successful. As with every Yoga practice – Presence is key!

Our 50 hours arm balancing Yoga teacher training is for intermediate to advanced Yoga practitioners, who are looking for a new way to challenge body and mind.

This course is embedded in the YACEP programme of Yoga Alliance and you can add the 50 hours of this course to your continuous education hours.

Program Highlights

Balancing on your hands can be inspiring and intimidating at the same time. This is why we will go step by step preparing your body for the more advanced postures. After attending our 50 hours arm balancing training in Bali we want you to feel confident to practice and teach arm balancing asanas in your Yoga classes.

In our theory sessions we will revise Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga – the eight limbs of Yoga again, as they build the foundation of living a yogic life. Even though asana practice is important to keep our bodies strong and flexible, ultimately, it is intended to prepare our bodies to sit comfortably for long hours during mediation.

Sanskrit is the language of Yoga and all posture names have their origin in the world’s oldest language. In this Teacher training you will learn the Sanskrit breakdown of the arm balance asana names.

You will learn how to engage the bandhas to lift up and retain the prana inside your body to get stability of body and mind when practicing the arm balancing postures. Mudras help to control the prana, increase the flexibility and strength of our hands and balance the five elements. And in the end arm balancing is all about balancing body and mind.

To practice arm balancing asanas efficiently and safely an understanding of the skeletal and muscular system, as well as core and spine anatomy are essential. We will put a special focus on the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders and when you understand bone to bone alignment you will realize that some postures are easier to master than you thought.

~ How to practice and teach arm balancing asanas
~ How to use bone-on-bone alignment
~ How to include arm balancing postures into your classes
~ How to sequence them in a safe and efficient way
~ How to verbally and physically align your students
~ How to build up the needed arm strength

~ How to warm up your body properly
~ How to perform the sequence
~ How to develop the arm balancing flow
~ How to protect your joints
~ How to use probs to support you
~ How to move toward relaxation

Arm Balancing Warm-up Asanas for

~ Hands
~ Shoulders
~ Spine
~ Core
~ Legs
~ Full body

You will learn different kinds of Indian push-ups to progressively train your strength and posture to go then into the more advanced arm balancing asanas.

~ Bakasana – Crane pose
~ Parsva Bakasana – Twisted Crane Posture
~ Eka Pada Bakasana – One Legged Crane pose
~ Kakasana- Crow pose
~ Bhujapidasana- Shoulder pressing pose
~ Bramcharyasana- Celibate’s pose
~ Chaturanga Dandasana- Four Limbed Staff Pose
~ Dwi Hasta Bhujasana- two hands and arms pose
~ Dwi Pad Koundinyasana – Twised crow pose with straight legs
~ Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1 – Twisted one legged arm balance
~ Ek Pada Kondinyasana 2- Flying Splits
~ Kukkutasana – Cockerel/Rooster Pose
~ Kumbhakasana – Dolphin plank posture
~ Lolasana- Pendant posture
~ Mayurasana – Peacock Posture
~ Padma Mayurasana- Lotus peacock posture
~ Pincha Mayurasana- Feathered peacock pose- Forearm balance
~ Santolasana- high plank postures
~ Tittibhasana – Firefly Posture
~ Urdhva Kukkutasana – upward rooster posture
~ Utpluthih – Uprooting
~ Adho Mukha Vrikshasana – Handstand pose
~ Astavakrasana – Eight angle posture


Eligibility Criteria

Before joining Anandam Yoga School’s 50 hours Arm Balancing Training in Indonesia Course, you have to fulfill this eligibility criteria.

  • You should be able to hold plank pose for 1 minute, downward facing dog for 2 minutes and should feel comfortable doing Chaturanga Dandasana.
  • You should be able to speak, read and write basic English as this course in conducted in English.
  • If you are pregnant we kindly ask you to refrain from joining this course for your and your baby’s safety.
  • You must be physically & mentally healthy and fit. Please be aware that arm balancing is a physically demanding practice.
  • You have to provide a medical certificate if you are going through any treatment or have any injuries. This course is NOT for students with acute injuries to the wrists, elbows or shoulders.
  • If you skip classes or behave unethically during the course, you will not be allowed to continue course and the course fee will not be refunded.

Time Schedule

The time schedule is not fixed and can change according to location, teacher availability, weather conditions and general situation.

  • 06:30 to 07:30 am Meditation / Pranayama
  • 07:30 to 07:45 am Shatkarma
  • 07:45 to 09:15 am Arm Balancing asana practice
  • 09:15 to 10:15 am Breakfast
  • 10:15 to 11:15 am Yoga theory / Asana alignment
  • 11:15 to 01:00 pm Self study
  • 01:00 to 02:00 pm Lunch
  • 02:00 to 02:30 pm Yogic Relaxation
  • 02:30 to 03:30 pm Anatomy and physiology / Asana alignment
  • 03:30 to 04:30 pm Tea break
  • 04:30 to 06:00 pm Mantra Chanting / Self practice
  • 06:30 to 07:30 pm Dinner
  • 07:30 to 10:00 pm Self study

Upcoming Dates

Upcoming 50 hours Arm Balancing Training in Indonesia course dates.