How To Do Grasshopper Pose – Arm Balance Tutorial

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Duration: < 15
Style: Sequences & Tutorials
Level: Advanced
Focus: Full Body Yoga, Arm Balances & Inversions
Teacher: Kassandra Reinhardt

Overview

A simple tutorial to help you get into grasshopper pose! I was asked to breakdown Grasshopper pose, which is a fairly tricky arm balance. Like most arm balances, it requires strong shoulders and an engaged core. If you can do a few chaturanga pushups and can do crow pose, you should be able to attempt this one! There are a few ways to get into it but I find the easiest one to be from standing pigeon pose. From standing pigeon, you need to rotate your torso in order to ground the palms on the floor, shoulder-width distance apart. Then, it’s all about leaning the weight into your arms with bent elbows as if you were doing Chaturanga and lifting the legs. I personally found this one really tricky when I was first learning it so don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t work right away. Engage your legs as much as possible to prevent the bent knee from slipping down your arm. Tone the navel, gaze forward and hug to the midline to stay strong and balanced in the pose. Have fun being grasshoppers! Yoga with Kassandra – Disclaimer Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. By participating in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Yoga with Kassandra from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Yoga with Kassandras negligence.

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