Wondering how to conquer arm balances in Yoga?
One of the things that I hear students saying a lot when we are practising arm balances is that they don’t have strong arms.
I can understand why the students think they need strong arms, after all, we will be balancing – as the name says – on the arms.
What I used to say to my teacher was that my bum was to heavy and I couldn’t get it high enough to balance on the arms.
Maybe your thing is about fear of hurting yourself or even some limiting belief that you are too old to play children stuff !!!
This might be true but then what do you lose in playing like children for just a few minutes in the day?
And … what would be worst that could happen if you fall and hurt yourself?
OK, will be painful, a lot of hassle to go to the doctor if it is that bad (most likely nothing will happen to you) ….. isn’t the fact that you are pushing your boundaries and getting out of comfort zone more rewarding !?!?!
Yes, I get that it is not for everyone but if you attend my classes I am 99% sure that it is for you because I push your boundaries and get you out of your comfort zone in every class.
Arm balances actually don’t need strong arms or a light bum, it is about stacking of the joints (if you’ve done the beginners workshop you’ll know what I mean), it’s about having every bit of muscle in your body engaged and to get out of your head.
Arm balances can be done by anyone because even if you don’t get to do the full balance and get your feet off the floor, guess what you’ve built the foundation to work on during your practice.
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