We’re continuing our headstand series with a look this week at Baddha Hasta Sirsasana B, a bound intermediate headstand wherein the forearms are interwoven to create a stable base upon which to press into the inversion.
This week’s Sunday School is devoted to Astavakrasana (Eight-Angle Pose), breaking down three unique entrances into the arm balance: from the seat, entering via Koundinyasana, and entering by jumping into it from Down Dog. Two blocks will be useful for students new to the last two entrances.
We’re back with another skills and drills practice centered on the handstuck tuck. This class is comprised primarily of core compression conditioning, so it’s appropriate even for students who aren’t confident or comfortable in a sustained inversion.
We’re playing on our hands in this week’s Intermediate practice dedicated to the arm balance series Koundinyasana (Koundinyasana 1, Koundinyasana 2, and Dwipada Koundinyasana).
We look at two deep twists—one a challenging standing balance (Fallen Triangle pose), the other in an inversion (Fallen Angel pose)—in this week’s Intermediate practice.