A marvelous doozy of a pose, Forearm Stand (pincha mayurasana) invites into a full inversion and a backbend a the same time. Here are clear and easy steps for safely instructing your students into the pose.
- finding the backbend in the upper back will help you to effectively balance in this pose
- using props to prevent the shuffling of the elbows out will help to create stability and open the shoulders
- patience! This pose asks for wicked shoulder and hamstring opening. Take one step at a time.