Hey loves! I decided to document my progress for various asanas. I practice almost everyday but find it hard to squeeze in every pose I would like to work on. One thing that I found that helps you get to your goal poses is working on preparatory poses. It will in time get you closer to where you want to be. Patience is key and give your body the time it requires to build and recover. Here’s my forearm stand, a bit shaky but I will get there. Most importantly I’ve learn’t to hold back and listen to my body.
5 STEPS TO A FOREARM STAND
- Place your forearms on the mat. Stacking your shoulders over your elbows.
- Stay in your dolphin pose and keep walking your feet closer to your upper body until the crown of your head touches the mat.
- First work on lifting on knee at a time. Do this by engaging your core (abdominal and lower back muscles). It is very important to not shift any weight on your neck.
- Once you are able to lift both knees to your chest. Then work on getting comfortable with raising one foot at a time.
- To avoid collapsing into your shoulders (leads to neck strain), try and push your shoulders away from your neck. Eventually when you have both legs straight up, work on pointing your feet upwards, this with help with your stability.
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