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10 min

Bhujapidasana Tutorial

Ashtanga | By Jodi Blumstein on Aug 28 2012
Bhujapidasana is a pose that creates strength and agility. In Ashtanga Yoga it is a complex pose that we can easily divide into four parts.  Here Jodi gives really thorough instruction to begin your journey into Arm Pressure Pose and how to progress through various stages of the development of this posture.

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Bhujapidasana is a pose that creates strength and agility. In Ashtanga Yoga it is a complex pose that we can easily divide into four parts. Here Jodi gives really thorough instruction to begin your journey into "Arm Pressure Pose" and how to progress through various stages of the development of this posture.

Comments

  • Josefine Koehn     Mar 14th, 2014
    Thank you so much, is there a way to break down Titibasana?
    • Jodi Blumstein     Mar 17th, 2014
      Hi Josefine!

      There is a way to break down everything! I will look into doing a tutorial on Titibasana for you soon!

      peace,

      jodi b
  • Bjorg Hilmars     Jan 25th, 2014
    Thank you!! How can I avoid hurting my wrist in these posture? I feel like there is too much pressure on the wrist. I try to put pressure on my fingertips, but it doesn't seem to work, do you have tips? :)
    • Jodi Blumstein     Jan 26th, 2014
      hi Bjorg -

      without seeing you i can only give you some general instructions. Often the wrists require some time in Ashtanga yoga to acclimate to what is being asked of them. This is why Navasana, or Half Primary is the stopping point for many students for a lengthy period of time. Also, i teach bringing the hands FLAT to the floor in surya namaskar to begin the process of opening the wrists. Many students will complain of a discomfort in the wrists in this pose or in urdhva dhanurasana, however that discomfort is gone immediately when the pose is finished. Putting pressure on your wrists is not avoidable in an arm balance, however you can prepare your wrists for this in numerous ways. I have some wrist stretches that will be coming out on a tutorial in a few weeks. These may be helpful!!!
  • Amy Lilly     Jun 19th, 2013
    Breakdown wonderful.
  • Tiffany Goyeneche     May 25th, 2013
    Thank you so much jodi! i get frustrated practicing this pose and tittibasana with this I am understanding the pose more! Namaste!
  • Jany Crespo     Dec 2nd, 2012
    Extremely informative, now I can focus on one part of the pose at a time!! Thanks!!!
  • Daisy Pusparini     Sep 22nd, 2012
    Wow, very informative, love how you divide it into 4 parts, really useful for me, thank you so much.
  • cristina de marchis     Sep 5th, 2012
    Hi I can do bhujapidasana completely but I cannot put my chin on the floor,only my head. The right ankle has to stay in front of the other or it's up to me? Thanks so much
  • Lisa Hagen     Aug 28th, 2012
    This tutorial is helpful. I can do titibhasana-bak-jump back, but putting my head down in bhujapidasana is a challenge. I'll practice in stages...thank u!