Bhujapidasana – How to Do the Shoulder Squeezing Pose Arm Balance

How to Do the Bhujapidasana or Shoulder Squeezing Pose Arm Balance

Bhujapidasana,the arm or shoulder squeezing pose, is a fun and challenging arm balance from the ashtanga vinyasa primary series. It requires open hips, strength and focus. But with some understanding of the physics of the pose and the movement of the hips it can be much easier to master.

            Bhujapidasana – Step 1
Bhujapidasana Step 2
         Bhujapidasana Step 2








Together with Vanessa Veiock, Doron shows the tricks, tips that make Bhujapidasana accessible, and gives technical advise on how to balance and transition in and out of this pose. You can add a blanket or cushion in front of your head if you are afraid of falling over.


For more fun yoga poses, detailed explanations of yoga sequencing, subtle energy and so much more, check out the Doron Yoga Manual – one of the most practical ways to master yoga for students and teachers alike.

Enjoy, breathe and keep practicing!

The Yoga Bible is also a great book that can help you uderstand yoga postures. It is featuring over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa. It is a guide that provides illustrated step-by-step book to achieving the postures and advice on altering them where necessary with easier postures highlighted for beginners. This book also includes more advanced positions for experienced yogists, which will inspired them in developing their practice.


Guest yogini star Vanessa Veiock: Instagram @wanderasana

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