Forearm Balance: Shoulder Stability and Mobility

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Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (58 votes)
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This is Fiji's 1st video is a series that gives you what you need to attempt the advanced yoga pose pincha mayurasana, or forearm balance. In this class, she helps you with shoulder strength and stability, as well as flexibility and mobility. These are essential elements when attempting to support your entire body on your forearms, and Fiji also uses clear description to help you feel the weight transfer and source of strength to hold the pose. This class will prepare you for the next steps in Forearm Balance: Strong Core and Solid Base, Forearm Balance: Workshop, and Forearm Balance: Partner Play.

Equipment: Strap, Block
Style: Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga for Strength


Kaoya 1 year ago

Oh, sweet! I have just begin working more seriously towards forearm balances... Perfect timing! :)
Thanks, Fiji!

Great minds think alike!
Fiji McAlpine 1 year ago

Happy to help! I really wanted to start to work on this pose again myself, it has been out of my regular practice for over a year as I had a fairly difficult pregnancy with my second child. In some ways I am starting back at the beginning so working on the foundation was the best place to start!

Love Fiji
solmirkin 1 year ago

Fiji and I have a soul connection. I'm having stiff shoulders this last days and this comes up with the challenge from her that I always loved. I can't wait to work with her personally

loriinman 1 year ago

I wish I'd had this practice before I injured my rotator cuff! As I work toward recovery, this is exactly what I needed to focus my practice between physical therapy visits. It is simply wonderful. And I'm glad to see it's a series. Thanks Fiji!

Shoulder stability is a must!
Fiji McAlpine 1 year ago

Lori this class is especially for people like you! It is my hope that others will be lucky enough to focus on this area before the torn rotator cuff, ouch! That stability and strength is what keeps our shoulders safe in addition to giving us the lift we need in some of our fun inversions.