Spring is here! Challenge yourself with this twisting arm balance. Here are some key alignment points:
Squat down onto your heels, with heels and knees together.
Twist to the right placing left shoulder on the outside of your right thigh near your right knee.
Place your hands down on the floor outside the right foot.
Keep your elbows squeezing in towards one another with the effort to keep the elbows over the wrists and to engage your shoulders to support you in the pose.
Draw in your core and continue breathing comfortably, do not hold your breath.
Begin to lean your weight into your hands and begin to lift feet
Continue to draw knees in towards one another, heels together and feet pulling up into your hips.
Helpful hint: point your toes and beginners can rest hip on the other elbow.
Variations: enter from headstand or transition into eka pada and dwi pada koundinyasana.
Advanced Variation: straighten your arms in parsva bakasana.