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.
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.
~ 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
~ 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
Before joining Anandam Yoga School’s 50 hours Arm Balancing Training in Indonesia Course, you have to fulfill this eligibility criteria.
The time schedule is not fixed and can change according to location, teacher availability, weather conditions and general situation.