Back to Course Principles of Movement 0% Complete 0/0 Steps Week One: Elementary Balance Lesson 1: Balancing Technique and Hands Position 8Topics Course introduction: "What is it? Who is it for? How will it benefit you?" Warmup with wrists and shoulders focus Wrist strength and conditioning Crow pose: Why it’s helpful and necessary; Basic variation and exercises to achieve Intermediate variations; Advanced variations Transition to one side; Flying crow pose Core and shoulders conditioning Cool down; Wrist self massage Principles of Movement Lesson 1: Balancing Technique and Hands Position Core and shoulders conditioning In Progress Lesson 1, Topic 7 In Progress ← Previous Next→ Core and shoulders conditioning Mari Simak Lesson Progress 0% Complete Responses Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Jessica Nordgren May 10, 2021 This video was so good! At first, I felt bad when I only stood 1 sec in crow pose. But I think my mind has to learn how to trust my muscles, and that comes with time I guess, and by doing this class over and over again ???? Mari Simak May 12, 2021 You are exactly right!???? Our mind is not less responsible for everything we are able or not to do than our muscles) Olisama Gibson May 11, 2021 I found the first exercise with the leg in the air really easy..almost too easy, and felt like I was taking most of the weight in my wrists, even though I was bending my elbows. What am I doing incorrectly? The second exercise was super difficult but good, and I felt my upper body and tire muscles engaged…so I guess I’m doing that correctly. Mari Simak May 12, 2021 Hi, do you mean with leg you didn’t feel like you shoulders and core working? It’s really a beginner exercise to learn to balance and equalize the weight evenly (front and back). I guess in this case your body is already familiar with it and founding it easy. Or do you not feel your weight on a knuckles and finders? Also you may challenge your balance by brining foot up and standing only on your knee. Just make sure your mat is soft enough or fold it. Lee Endacott May 15, 2021 i loved this so much. it helped me to understand which muscles i need to work on in my arms and shoulders. Liselle May 16, 2021 Not able to do the poses, but love the conditioning exercises! First crow pose is starting to get there! For headstand I’m wondering if part of it is flexibility. When I work my feet closer to my head, there’s still a good gap and when I tuck one leg the down leg’s quadricep wants to cramp. Mari Simak May 19, 2021 Hi! Cramps while workout is a sign of muscle tiredness. But often not even the muscle what want to cramp need help, but it’s antagonist. I would recommend do massage for both, quads and hamstrings. Bethanie Frigot August 31, 2021 Oh wow! That’s engaging! I always presumed I was fairly strong in my arms and back, this has proved me wrong! And I love it!