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How to practice forearm balance with a block and a strap

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ (๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป) ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ.

In Forearm balance, the actions of the shoulders and the scapula are laterally rotated.

However, the rotation of the arm can be subjective.

Letโ€™s try them all! ๐Ÿ˜€

Most students struggle to keep the elbows in line with the shoulders in forearm balance.

The use of a yoga strap above the elbows (about shoulder wide the distance) can avoid the the splaying of the elbows.

Then place the block horizontally on the mat and we will experiment different arm position.

๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต.

Firm the side of your hands, wrists and forearms firmly on the floor.

Beginners usually like this version because itโ€™s less demanding for the shoulders than the classical form (palm facing down)

๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜‚๐—ฝ, ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.

Hands turn out with the pinky fingers curled on top of the side edge of the block and turn the thumbs towards the floor.

This version is by far the best to keep the elbows close together. The โ€œchallengeโ€ is we are not used to turning the hands out!!

๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป, ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ

This is the classical form. Itโ€™s also by far the hardest position to keep the elbows in line with the shoulders.

In general, forearm stands need more shoulder flexibility in shoulders than handstands.

๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐˜, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐——๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†.

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