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Firefly Arm Balance

Angle-Based Images: Firefly Arm Balance Video
Angle-Based Images: Firefly Arm Balance Video
Angle-Based Images: Firefly Arm Balance Video
Angle-Based Images: Firefly Arm Balance Video
Angle-Based Images: Firefly Arm Balance Video
Firefly Arm Balance: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a forward fold with soft knees and feet just wider than hips distance apart.
Firefly Arm Balance: Step 2
Step 2 From inside of your legs, take a hold of the back of your ankles with your hands, and wiggle your shoulders underneath your knees.
Firefly Arm Balance: Step 3
Step 3 Place your hands on the ground behind your heels, fingertips facing your heels, wrist creases in one long line, and bend your knees. Make a shelf for your legs with your arms and sit on your upper arms/shoulders. You can slightly bend your elbows to do so.
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Firefly Arm Balance: Step 4
Step 4 Squeeze your thighs into your shoulders, look forward, reach through your big toes, and lift your heels off the ground, lengthening your legs. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Place your hands on blocks for a slightly more accessible option.

Tips

Do not attempt this pose if you have any wrist, shoulder, or hamstring ailments.

Benefits

Strengthens arms, core, and hamstrings. Opens hamstrings, groin, and spine. Improves balance. This pose is said to calm and focus the mind, and alleviate stress and depression.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, straighten your legs and arch your upper back.

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