Hand balances can bring a fun, playful quality to our yoga practice. They present an opportunity for curious exploration of the ways our bodies adapt to unfamiliar demands. And they allow us to gently challenge and probe preconceived ideas about our boundaries and limitations.
But whilst hand balances present a unique challenge in our practice, they can also feel somewhat daunting for many students. After all, most of us aren’t used to standing on our hands! However, once the principles and techniques of hand balancing are understood, the poses become much more accessible for all.
In this workshop we will break down the fundamental techniques and basics of hand balancing; from foundational postures such as plank and side plank (vasisthasana), to more challenging poses such as bakasana (commonly referred to as crow pose), eka pada koundinyasana and handstands.
Options will be provided for all levels of experience. So whether you’re looking to achieve ‘lift off’ for the first time, or whether you want to refine your existing technique to find greater ease in these postures, you’ll leave the workshop with the knowledge and understanding to take your hand balancing practice to the next level.