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How to - forearm stand:
- Bring your mat up against a wall, then locate your hands two or three feet away from the wall. Make sure arms are parallel to each other and facing the wall, not pointing inwards or outwards.
- On your forearms, walk your feet up into dolphin pose, or a downward facing dog variation, until you feel the backs of your thighs lifting up.
- Slowly, balance on one leg and you pull the other toward the sky.
- Use the foot planted on the ground to gently kick up as your extended leg also begins to propel forward.
- Bring your legs together in the air, trying to balance without the wall. It’s perfectly alright if you can’t - the wall is there to catch you before you fall.
- Keep your tailbone tucked in and ribs pulled inward as you balance, staying aware of your breath and making sure to not put extra pressure on the lower back.
- To come out, let the legs fall back toward the mat as you come back into dolphin pose. Release into child’s pose and rest for a few breaths.
(Source: mayur-asana, via illjustkeepfighting)