3 Types of Arm Balances: How to Avoid Possible Pitfalls and Come Out Strong
When I was in my 20s I participated in an arm balancing class series. Over the course of several weeks, we worked tirelessly toward poses like Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) and Vrischikasana (Scorpion Pose). I even remember balancing in Scorpion all on my own for few glorious seconds. There was a young and very pregnant woman in the class who was determined to master Handstand before delivery. The teacher didn’t seem to mind.
It seems like many 20-somethings go through this stage of infatuation with arm balances when they get into yoga. It’s not surprising; these types of poses give you a good physical challenge, and mastering them makes you feel strong and capable. There are a few things to be aware of though when it comes to arm balances, no matter your age. So today we will compare three types of arm balances and the challenges that they place on the body.