Arm Balances › Sylvia Garcia

Tutorials and classes designed to help you work towards and strengthen your arm balances.

 

  • Flying Splits Flow21:59
    Flying Splits Flow

    Sylvia Garcia

    This yoga tutorial shows how to transition from koundinyasana (flying splits) 1 and 2, exiting through a chaturanga vinyasa. Starting with a short vinyasa flow, this class is suitable for those with an intermediate practice, looking for some fun and strong variations. We recommend first watching the koundinyasana tutorial first. Expect a relevant conditioning introduction but being fully warmed up will always be helpful for moving into the more 'advanced' poses.



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  • Flying Splits Tutorial09:07
    Flying Splits Tutorial

    Sylvia Garcia

    A tutorial of Eka Pada Koundinyasana - a yoga arm balance called the flying splits. This class shows you different ways to approach this advanced level arm balance. For practitioners who are working on conditioning, creating strength, flexibility and space for the pose.You’ll need to be warmed up before this class, ideally having practiced a well rounded hip-focused class.



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  • Crow 1: Wrist Warmers04:33
    Crow 1: Wrist Warmers

    Sylvia Garcia

    This short tutorial is perfect to prepare for any sort of balancing on your hands and is particularly good for crow. You will start with moves to activate your wrists and get a little heat into this area of the body before moving into some strengthening drills.



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  • Crow 2: Chest and Shoulder Strength07:07
    Crow 2: Chest and Shoulder Strength

    Sylvia Garcia

    In this short tutorial, you will find conditioning moves to build upper body strength and control, combined with the movements you need for crow. You might need a folded blanket to place under your heels in squat.



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  • Crow 3: Three Legged Dogs04:28
    Crow 3: Three Legged Dogs

    Sylvia Garcia

    This third stage of the crow challenge introduces more conditioning moves including three-legged dog for developing structure and stability through the shoulders. This posture is perfect for those aspiring to crow as it also opens the hips, developing the position for crow.



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  • Crow 4: Crow04:35
    Crow 4: Crow

    Sylvia Garcia

    Let your crow take flight! Sylvia introduces different ways to come into crow with control – and recommends what to do if you don’t yet have the flexibility or strength. Best of all, learn your Emergency Escape Route - a great way to fall out when you lose your balance. Always remember: a yogi falls gracefully and gets up smiling!



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  • Crow 5: Crow to Chaturanga02:19
    Crow 5: Crow to Chaturanga

    Sylvia Garcia

    When your crow is super solid – this means you can hold quite comfortably for 3 – 5 breaths – flying back to chaturanga will be the first variation to learn because mastering this will enable you to incorporate crow more smoothly into your flow.



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  • Crow 6: Crow to Headstand01:56
    Crow 6: Crow to Headstand

    Sylvia Garcia

    Here is a fun variation on crow for those whose crow is really steady for 3 – 5 breaths and also reserved for those who have a strong headstand. You can develop your headstand here in Sylvia’s 31-Day Headstand Challenge.



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  • Crow 7: 1 Legged & Side Crow05:01
    Crow 7: 1 Legged & Side Crow

    Sylvia Garcia

    This tutorial takes you through One Legged Crow (Eka Pada Bakasana) and Side Crow (Parsva Bakasana). It is great for your strength and stability to master these variations, so why not give them a try?



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