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How-to: Pincha Mayurasana Variation (Funky Forearm Balance)

A contemporary tweak to a classic inversion, so-called “Funky Pincha” is an asymmetric posture that requires a tremendous amount of shoulder girdle and core strength to find balance on one palm and one forearm.

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How-to: Bakasana (Crane Pose)

I sometimes make my students practice Bakasana (Crane Pose, sometimes mistakenly called Crow Pose in the West) as many as three times in a class, because the strength and locks-awareness you necessarily access are foundational for other, more advanced arm balances and straight-arm inverting in handstand.

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