Play around with poses that are tippy but not completely unstable. Notice how weight shifts from one part of your foot (knee and hand in Cakra balance). Do you have a tendency to fall to one side or the other?

Eagle

Eagle

EAGLE

CATEGORY - Touchstone Pose

LEVEL - 1/2

CORE QUALITIES - Flexibility, Open-mindedness 

MODIFICATIONS -

  1. Practice against the wall for support with balance (shown). Alternatively stand away from the wall and have the toe from the upper leg on the ground for balance.

  2. Use Garuda Mudra (shown) or bring hands to shoulders.

  3. Advanced option - hook the top foot behind the calf of the standing foot only.

  4. VIEW THE FULL POSE HERE


Tulya Balance

Tulya Balance

tulya balance

CATEGORY - Touchstone Pose

LEVEL - Beginner

CORE QUALITIES - Flexibility, Open-mindedness 

MODIFICATIONS -

  1. Keep toe down instead of lifting it off the ground.


CAKRA BIRD POSE

CAKRA BIRD POSE

CAKRA BIRD POSE

CATEGORY - Balance Pose

LEVEL - Beginner/1

CORE QUALITIES - Flexibility, Open-mindedness 

MODIFICATIONS -

  1. Keep toe down instead of lifting it off the ground.

  2. Use a blanket under your knees if they are tender.


Warrior 2

Warrior 2

warrior 2

CATEGORY - Balance Pose

LEVEL - 1/2

CORE QUALITIES - Flexibility, Open-mindedness 

MODIFICATIONS -

  1. Keep toe down instead of lifting it off the ground.

  2. Extends arms overhead and place them on a wall, counter or hip level surface and

  3. Extend arms to the sides or out in front.


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TREE POSE

CATEGORY - Balance Pose

LEVEL - 1/2

CORE QUALITIES - Flexibility, Open-mindedness 

MODIFICATIONS -

  1. Keep toe down with heel on the ankle of the standing foot.

  2. Place sole of the foot on the calf of the standing leg.

  3. Place either a hand or the bent knee on a wall for support.

  4. Bring hands overhead.

  5. ADVANCED VERSION - place hand on the inside of the bent knee and lean your torso over over to that side.