Now that your chest, shoulders, and hamstrings are open, and you've done some poses to strengthen you're upper body and core, you're ready to tackle Forearm Stand. This is a prep pose to help you learn how to balance on your forearms.
- From Quarter Dog, walk your toes as close as you can toward your elbows (this is where flexible hamstrings are essential). Step both feet together, raising your right leg into the air, coming into One-Legged Quarter Dog.
- Gaze between your palms, not at your feet. Keep your legs in split position, bend your left knee slightly and take a tiny hop so your left foot comes off the ground. Take a few small hops to get the feel of what it's like to have all your weight in your forearms.
- Then take a larger hop, coming to balance on your forearms with your legs in a split position. Actively pull your toes away from each other to help you balance. Keep your core strong and make sure your elbows aren't sliding apart.
- After five breaths, lower your legs to the floor, take a break in Child's Pose if you need to, and then repeat with the left leg lifted for another five breaths.