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The first time I ever did chin stand was when I realized that visualization really works. This was a pose I visualized I could do but really have no idea how to get into it. In the yoga classes I had been attending, we never attempted any arm balances aside from crow so I felt I was in the dark. However, I knew my body could get into the relative shape. So I just visualized it and the next thing I knew, there I was.
I generally enter the pose from eka pada koundinyasana 2. I use core strength and back body strength to bring that lifted leg all the way up and gently set the chin down. From there I usually take the scorpion variation with the legs and work on trying to find a bit more openness in the chest before coming down.
The trick here, I think, is to be very certain of your upper body strength. There is very little weight in the chin and so the arms are the main support. I would suggest being quite confident in your supported headstand and tripod headstand first before giving this a try.
Once you're in the pose, hug the legs to the midline and try to find length from the toes to the head. Get as long as possible and avoid dumping weight into the low back. To do this, just press more and more into the hands. Keep the chest nice and broad by pulling the shoulder blades toward one another and magnetize the elbows.
Let's talk - What are yo currently working on in your practice? Is this pose in the near future for you?
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