For students of yoga—and athletes of all disciplines—the arm balance is one of the ultimate power poses. It requires discipline and focus. It is a fusion of strength and grace. And even though its superficial beauty cannot be denied, for LA-based instructor Dylan Werner, these balances are meditative, a place where he is able to achieve inner equilibrium.
LA-based Equinox yoga instructor Dylan Werner has become something of a posterboy for the arm-balance movement, and while he was initially drawn to the balances as “fancy tricks,” he says he now uses them to find a meditative state: “It’s exciting—you can find your own perfect place of equilibrium and homeostasis where everything feels right.” In the slideshow above, Werner shares shares his secrets to mastering all sorts of arm poses, from entry-level-plus to expert.
Watch the video above to see Werner in his true element, exercising his mastery in a breathtaking, undisturbed setting. And if you’re inspired to begin your own practice, we’re just in the process of liaising with Dylan to see if he’ll come to the The Life Adventure community and run a series of awe-inspiring workshops for us. We’ll keep you posted.
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Video by: The Wuss Productions; Art Direction: Ashley Heckman