Yesterday’s pose was Eagle – Garudasana . Todays pose is Pincha Mayurasana.
Welcome back to the 21 Poses in 21 Days Yoga For All Challenge! Take a moment to check in with yourself before we move into our asana challenge today. Are you surprised by your strength and determination? Watching all of our challengers explore these poses really has blown me away! You are all so much stronger than you think and are so dedicated to your practice. You are an inspiration!
Today’s challenge pose is an inversion called Forearm Stand or Pincha Mayurasana in Sanskrit. This pose is sometimes called Feathered Peacock pose and it packs a number of awesome physical benefits. Forearm Stand strengthens and stretches the shoulders, neck, chest, and belly. It’s also a great way to build strength in your arms and back, and helps to relieve stress by calming the brain (let’s face it – it’s pretty hard to think about anything else when your balancing on your forearms!).
Grab 3 yoga blocks and set up close to a wall before pressing play on the video posted above. If you’re feeling nervous or intimidated – don’t worry, you’ve got this! As you’ll see in today’s video, arranging your yoga blocks in a special way will help you safely align your body before you go upside down. With the help of props and proper alignment, this pose is accessible in all bodies. Pressing into your forearms and supporting your upper back with your blocks, will help you enjoy all the great benefits of Pincha Mayurasana.
Doesn’t Forearm Stand feel great with your back supported by your props? With the help of the yoga blocks and proper alignment, any pressure on your neck is eliminated and this inversion becomes super accessible for every body type! I can’t wait to see your Forearm Stand! Be sure to share your experiences and photos of yourself exploring with posture on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #YogaForAll.
Tomorrows pose is Sarvangasana.