BLUNDERS DONE IN YOGIC ASANAS PRACTICE

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1)Believing that you need a crazy amount of core and arm strength to hold you up.

More important than strength is the stacking of your joints. If you’ve ever built a block tower as a child or with a child, you know that the more precisely you stack the blocks on top of one another, the higher a tower you can build. If you stack the blocks off-center, the less stable the tower becomes, and it will topple over much sooner. The same concept applies to stacking your joints for arm balances.

2)Believing your own stories and fears about why it’s not going to be possible or why it’s going to take forever to learn.

As humans, we tend to take that fact (not obtaining a pose), we assign meaning to it, and it becomes, “I can’t get into this pose because I’m too uncoordinated.” Wrong. The only meaning that this fact carries is that you haven’t been taught properly how to nail your arm balance.

3)Assuming your body “just doesn’t do that” when you can’t find the balance point.

Each time you try, the muscles in their feet, legs, and core each gain a bit more strength, ultimately leading to success. How can we expect to balance upside down without at least the same grace period for learning?

Apart from that, falling on your face is exponentially scarier than falling on your butt. Trusting yourself and working through that fear is half the battle.

4)Not preparing and warming up properly and expecting your body to be ready to do the thing.

Preparation is key in learning any new skill, and even in some cases for professionals. You are setting yourself up for failure and disappointment when you don’t first lay the groundwork for your success. This holds especially true for arm balances. Targeted warm-ups that are aligned with the poses you are working toward will assist in unlocking any arm balance and massively propel your practice forward.

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