How-To Yoga Videos

Forearm Balance (Pincha Mayurasana)

  1. Begin with mat at the wall and strap measured shoulder distance looped just above the elbows
  2. Bring forearms to the floor with finger tips at the wall and hands shoulder distance apart
  3. Pin elbows into the midline so that the strap loosens slightly
  4. Take the gaze forward and up towards the fingertips and move the shoulders back and up away from the floor
  5. On an inhale, lift the hips without dropping the gaze or the shoulders
  6. On an exhale, step one foot about 1/3 of the way to the hands
  7. Point the second foot, keeping the leg absolutely straight and neutral
  8. At the end of the exhale, push off the forward foot to propel the pelvis and legs to the wall
  9. Once both feet are up the wall, flex the ankles and climb the heels up any amount higher
  10. Spin the inner thighs towards the wall and take the flesh of the buttocks towards the heels
  11. Hold for 5-10 breaths, then, keeping one leg at the wall for as long as possible, release the opposite leg lightly to the floor and come into Child’s Pos