lessons of a yogini


Practicing Forearm Stands

This is my first go around with forearm stands and I found an article online that was quite helpful in suggesting tips for beginners. To begin you want to practice your breathing in downward dog and gravitate towards dolphin pose where the forearms are on the mat. Once you’re comfortable try three legged dog as this will help you with the bounce you’ll need once you move towards the wall. Three legged dog is exactly what it sounds like, the only difference from Downward Dog is having one leg extended in the air. Use a block or whatever box you have around your home once you’re ready for the forearm stand, with time you won’t need it. Begin in Downward Dog with the fingertips touching the sides of the block and extend the leg up, use your grounding foot to kick up onto your wall. 💙

I’ll make a video soon!