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Level 2
60 min

Arm Balance Essentials

Hatha | By Noah Mazé on Jun 03 2012
A great class for the strong level 2 student who is looking to challenge themselves with this practice of arm balances.  This class will warm you up, open and strengthen you, and teach you several fundamental arm balancings in a step-by-step manner.  Be ready to work and play hard!

Description

A great class for the strong level 2 student who is looking to challenge themselves with this practice of arm balances. This class will warm you up, open and strengthen you, and teach you several fundamental arm balancings in a step-by-step manner. Be ready to work and play hard!

Comments

  • Alandi Stec     May 18th, 2014
    I've taken this class a few times and woah! This time I could really experience my progress in terms of arm balance power, that was nice!

    How can I get my knees/inner thighs higher up to my shoulderblades in bakasana?

    As always, that you for another wonderful class! Looking forward to seeing you this weekend at YOGA TREE SF!

    • Noah Maze     May 19th, 2014
      Hi Alandi! That is the beauty of repeating the same sequence - it really helps you to track your progress over time!

      For bakasana - work on deepening the forward bend in malasana and get your knees/upper shins all the way up to your armpits. As you come into the pose, don't let your legs slide down your arms as you lift up.

      I will look forward to seeing you in SF soon!!
  • Alandi Stec     May 18th, 2014
    I've taken this class a few times and woah! This time I could really experience my progress in terms of arm balance power, that was nice!

    How can I get my knees/inner thighs higher up to my shoulderblades in bakasana?

    As always, that you for another wonderful class! Looking forward to seeing you this weekend at YOGA TREE SF!

  • Casey Cramant     Apr 27th, 2014
    "Walk upper arms down front of shin" BEST CROW POSE TIP EVER!!! Held for ages, whoop whoop!! Thankyou :-)
    • Noah Maze     Apr 28th, 2014
      That's WONDERFUL Casey!! whoop whoop! :) Hope to "see" you in class again soon.
  • Alesha Welch     Dec 28th, 2013
    Thank you! Even my less than enthusiastic daughter (7 years) got into this class!
    • Noah Maze     Apr 28th, 2014
      Great! And, good for you for sharing yoga with your daughter. Glad the both of you enjoyed the class Alesha! :)
  • Jane McIntosh     Sep 22nd, 2013
    Thanks Noah. Great Class.


    • Noah Maze     Apr 28th, 2014
      Thanks for practicing Jane! Namaste~
  • Gabriel Martinez     Jul 16th, 2013
    yeah! learning and enjoying. thank you Noah. love you dude!!
    • Noah Maze     Apr 28th, 2014
      Yay!! Glad you are learning and enjoying the process Gabriel. You are very welcome!
  • Svea Sauerborn     Jul 3rd, 2013
    It is always a pleasure to practice with you Noah- thank you!
    Best wishes from Germany, Svea
    • Noah Maze     Apr 28th, 2014
      Hello from Los Angeles! It is so nice to be able to connect with you through YogaGlo Svea. Thanks for taking class - hope to "see" you again soon! :)
  • Mer Otis     May 14th, 2013
    Good morning, Noah....
    There is something so exceptional about your teaching that resonates with me. A lot of teachers over a lot of years to get to this place. Hope to get to Flagstaff and do this in person next month.
    in joy,
    Mer
    • Noah Maze     May 16th, 2013
      Thanks Mer, for taking class and for your note! I hope to see you in Flagstaff in June too. Namaste~
  • Stacey DeGrasse     May 12th, 2013
    Awesome! I have never done the standing entry to astavakrasana. Cool new perspective. And I love the arched-back, thigh-slap finish! I am totally using that:)
    • Noah Maze     May 13th, 2013
      Good fun! Thanks for taking class Stacey!
  • Rafael Kr     Apr 12th, 2013
    Noahmazing!
    • Noah Maze     Apr 13th, 2013
      Thanks Rafael!
  • Alandi Stec     Jan 26th, 2013
    ooo what fun! thanks noah!
    • Noah Maze     Apr 13th, 2013
      Alandi, always great to 'see' you in class, Namaste :)
  • katie heath     Jan 16th, 2013
    Brilliant. Loved all the tips.
    • Noah Maze     Apr 13th, 2013
      Thanks Katie!
  • katie heath     Jan 16th, 2013
    Brilliant. Loved all the tips.
  • B. Juliánna Nagy     Jan 15th, 2013
    Love love love. Thank you, Noah!
    • Noah Maze     Apr 13th, 2013
      LOVE back to you! So great to practice with you at Kripalu!
  • Cathy Benthagen     Nov 1st, 2012
    thank you Noah for this class ...I have come back to it again and again... the sequencing is awesome and seems to take care of everything body and mind wise...love the humor....
  • G.C. Aloha     Oct 13th, 2012
    Thank you, Noah. Your sequencing for arm balances is always a revelation for me. I do my best bakasanas in your classes. I also always enjoy your humor, playfulness and lightness.
  • Pinnada Kengchon     Sep 24th, 2012
    Thank you so much for a small handful arm balances sequence. I enjoy practicing with your class this morning. Sending you love and gratitude across the ocean.
    Namaste
  • Mahala Helf     Sep 6th, 2012
    Delightfully light-hearted! So refreshing to have such unhurried easy to follow demos & guided repeats of poses flow classes often just announce & do once. Thank you. Noah!
  • Sarah Higgins     Jul 29th, 2012
    Hi Noah! Just wanted to share how much our family enjoyed this class. going into middle schooler girl walked in and out of room 3X and gave me a hug in uttanasana, (awww!) 9 year old boy showing us his Dwi Hasta Bhujasana, (rock on!) and our 2 year old joined right in for down dogs, jumps forward and crawled all over us. (sweetness) Both my love and I had big breakthroughs in our poses, and at the end of class our youngest was snuggled up in my arms soaking in the closing peace chant. Family Bliss. And the dog? Right there at the front of our practice space watching it all with happy eyes. Thank you for a wonderful class! Sarah Higgins from Madison, WI
  • Raymond Mohrman     Jul 13th, 2012
    Thank you Noah! Such clear instruction. Aloha
  • Alessandra Sánchez-Reyes     Jul 5th, 2012
    I bow to you with all the respect a great teacher deserves. This was -or still is- an amazing class. I've done countless Bakasanas but I have never felt so comfortable like today... the class? the teacher? the timing? I don't know. But I thank you because I feel this sequencing had a lot to do with it!
    It truly lift my spirit.
    Namaste Noah.
  • Betsy Poos     Jun 24th, 2012
    Thanks Noah. Perfectly suited for my Sunday afternoon practice in my sunny backyard. Love the push to work 100%.
  • Mónica Pablos     Jun 14th, 2012
    Thank you Noah....love it! as always...
  • Molly Molly     Jun 13th, 2012
    Thank you, Noah. I can do other arm balances, but Bakasana and it's variations have eluded me since I had an injury where I fell on my nose... I was as close as I've been for a long time doing it this way. I appreciate your teaching very much. Namaste. Molly from Ireland. :)
  • Diane Cooley     Jun 9th, 2012
    Awesome as usual. Slow steady build to excellent alignment and integration
  • Cathy Benthagen     Jun 8th, 2012
    One of my favorites..felt so Energized! Thank you Noah
  • susana faria ponte     Jun 6th, 2012
    wow. I really enjoyed the class...educational...fun and invigorating.
  • Babara Pautler     Jun 6th, 2012
    What an awesome class! I am an arm balance addict so this was right up my alley.
  • Keri Sheerin     Jun 5th, 2012
    Hey is Calf rolling anything like Cow tipping? Loved the practice. THANK YOU from Minden Nevada.Keri
  • RaeDawn Bohn     Jun 5th, 2012
    oh my gosh, Ive never had a class on video I've enjoyed so much! :O This is my first yoga glo class, and Noah Maze is awesome. :D .. I laughed, I smiled, and I felt challenged. Ahhhh what a breath of fresh air. Thank you.
  • Lina Fong     Jun 4th, 2012
    Alwiz love your classes! FUN!
  • Huda Mussa     Jun 4th, 2012
    It was a very grouding and calming practice for me. My body felt great and my nerves calmer.
  • Katie Serbus     Jun 4th, 2012
    It's the core sneak attack! Loved it, fun, fun, fun!
  • Kat Olson     Jun 4th, 2012
    FUN.
  • Zeina Smidi     Jun 4th, 2012
    Thanks That was a great practice.
  • Debbie Clark     Jun 4th, 2012
    Love your silliness!!!
  • diana komejan     Jun 3rd, 2012
    thank you Noah! Wonderful class a reminder of the Montreal wkshp!blessing to youDiana
  • Andrea Jensen     Jun 3rd, 2012
    Thank you Noah! LOVED this practice. Just what I needed.
  • henry pursner     Jun 3rd, 2012
    I appreciated the speed, sequence, and overall tone of this class. I am in the tight hips camp of arm balance so I don't enjoy them as much although i keep plugging away because they have "are you truly integrated?" written all over them. I would love you to do a class devoted to those of us whose knees are above our iliac crests in baddha konasana / limited trunk hip flexion in malasana (with props or wall assist would be awesome). Totally dig your teaching and learn something from you and the practice each and everytime. many blessings gleaned from the process and the practice.