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Split Legged Arm Balance

Angle-Based Images: Split Legged Arm Balance Video
Angle-Based Images: Split Legged Arm Balance Video
Angle-Based Images: Split Legged Arm Balance Video
Angle-Based Images: Split Legged Arm Balance Video
Angle-Based Images: Split Legged Arm Balance Video
Split Legged Arm Balance: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a wide low lunge with both hands inside of your right foot.
Split Legged Arm Balance: Step 2
Step 2 Take a hold of your right ankle with your right hand wiggle your right shoulder underneath your right knee.
Split Legged Arm Balance: Step 3
Step 3 Place your right hand outside of your right foot on the ground, wrist crease in line with the left, parallel to the front edge of your mat.
Split Legged Arm Balance: Step 4
Step 4 Bend your elbows back and toward one another and reach your chest forward as you extend your right leg long, keeping your right thigh supported by your right upper arm.
Split Legged Arm Balance: Step 5
Step 5 Lift your left foot off of the ground. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths, and then try it on the other side.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

When learning this pose, take a block underneath your back thigh so that you can lift your back foot off the ground without much effort.

Tips

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

Benefits

Strengthens arms, shoulders, wrists, core, and hamstrings. Opens inner thighs and hamstrings. Improves focus, balance, and is believed to help with digestion.

Modifications

Lean your torso onto both arms to make this easier.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Pelvis Exercises
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