Updated: Jul 11, 2020
By Allison Ray Jeraci
Photo by Andrea Killam
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” —Leonardo da Vinci
Arm balances are among the most complex poses to sequence, and even more intricate to teach. Though arm balances are sometimes nonchalantly offered as an option during vinyasa sequences (“Take a crow pose here if you’d like,” or “You can come into eka pada galavasana if you want…), they are rarely taught.
It’s time to break down instruction for flying poses into the component steps. Well-crafted sequences, along with clear instructions, will help prepare our students’ bodies for liftoff.