Pincha - Forearm Stand Workshop
For some yogis, inversions can cause uncertainty and fear but once we overcome these barriers and focus on the elements required (inner strength, stability, and openness) – we can start to explore this exciting part of the practice.
Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock pose) – a.k.a. Forearm Stand, is a fun and exciting inversion to learn!
In this workshop, I will break the pose down into smaller, more approachable pieces and provide explanations on how to keep safe along the way. This will build both strength and confidence. We will also work at opening the shoulders and the hamstrings, which will allow us to transition from dolphin pose to beautiful feathered peacocks. Once you take flight, we will explore variations.
Sometimes students have questions and want to learn more about technique and that is what makes workshops so successful and rewarding! We will have time to explore your body’s unique strengths and limitations and how to work with both to get into the pose. Because the Feathered Peacock pose and Dolphin pose (and all the prep in between) are foundation poses for headstands – you may learn more than just a pose and start to understand some of the key concepts of inversions.
All levels are welcome to this workshop. Be prepared to work hard, have a good laugh with your fellow students and, most importantly, allow compassion to transform your fear into beauty.