Happy 2009! Drink up while Dina demonstrates a step-by-step Eight Angle arm balance. Vinyasa Yoga: 8-Angle Arm Balance
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Happy New Year. Hi, I am Dina Prioste and welcome to Get Exercised. Well, 2008 has been an awesome, awesome year and I probably got down in arm balance that I wasn't able to do it before and I am going to show you exactly how I did it. How I got into the eight angle pose or Ashtavakrasana. That is so easy. I have that down back in 2003. First of all make sure that your arms are very strong in a Caturanga as you move to the Vinyasa flow. That is what's going to hold you in the arm balance. To practice coming to a Caturanga you want to your elbows over your wrists and your arms at a 90 degree angle and practice and you are out here. Enough, enough I say. Hello, dance. Now practice the hip opener from last week rocking from side to side and then going for the extra credit points bringing to the right knee, on top of the right shoulder. From here, try to keep that leg up as much as you can. Hands to the floor, its is in front of your hips. Pretty wide here. Just lift your buttock off the floor and now hook the feet. What did you call me? With the feet hooked and flex legs active, lean forward into your Caturanga arms and you are flying. Bend into your Caturanga arms to come into the pose and you are flying. I will show you how to do that pose properly but I am tired and I am getting over a cold. Remember to cradle leg rock back and forth. Take the knee over the shoulder from your extra credit pose from last week. Take the hands down. Lift, hook, Caturanga and you are in Ashtavakrasana, the eight angle pose. Have a healthy and hot new year. Thanks for watching. I am Dina Prioste and you have just been exercised. Happy New Year. I am Dina Prioste and welcome to Get Exercised. You are loud; you are really, really loud. It was not that loud in the first one.