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6:24 pm

Need more tips for Pincha Mayurasana?

As we continue to work on Pincha Mayurasana this week in Heat C, there are some common problems and misalignments and some prop options to make this pose more accessible for you: 

Common Problems and Misalignments: 
  • Elbows are wider than shoulder width apart and hands are folding in toward each other (see props below)
  • Collapsing in shoulders; trapezius around ears - lift the shoulders away from the hands
  • Lower back arched - protect the lower back by extending the flesh of the buttocks away from the back waist

Props to use: 
  • Use a yoga strap right above elbows to keep elbows shoulder width apart
  • Place a block against the wall. Place the "L" spape created between the index finger and thumb at each corner of the block. This will help you line up the arms to parallel. 

We'd love to hear how Heat C is going for you. Let your Heat Teacher know or send me an email at monica@heatyogastudio.com

11:17 pm

Tips to help you achieve Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Balance)

If you have attended a Heat C class this week or are planning on it then you have tried or will be trying Pincha Mayurasana. Pincha is a challenging pose but these tips can help you get closer to finding balance in this pose. 

  • Press the base of each finger and the inner wrist down
  • Lift the upper arm away from the forearm and spin the upper arms out as you press the inner forearms down 
  • Lift the sternum away from the floor
  • Draw the trapezius muscles away from the neck
  • Soften the front ribs
  • Release the inner and outer thighs back evenly
  • Straighten legs by activating the quadriceps and hamstrings
  • Feet together extending through the balls of the big toes

Give these tips a try and let us know if you feel a difference! 

9:55 pm

Heat C Week 3 Pose of the Week - Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Stand)

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Pincha Mayurasana is a challenging pose with many benefits. It strengthens the shoulders, arms, and back. It stretches the shoulders and neck, chest, and belly. It also improves sense of balance while it calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression. Get to a Heat C class this week to try Pincha Mayurasana!