Pose of the Week – BEAST

Beast pose is something your body was meant to do every single day of existence. Through practice of this pose, you will fully encompass engaging your body as one single unit. The pattern required to sustain this pose results in a speedy realization that your body is weak, and you’ve got a lot of catching up to do – mind you, this doesn’t change with increased levels of fitness. Beast will challenge me every single time I do it, I can use a tiny space to do it in, and it takes seconds to feel that all too familiar sensation of actively living in my body every moment. 

I love the fundamental nature of this pose. From this position, many variations exist that will take it to the next level. Lifting one limb, or two, results in exposure to rotational forces that you have to adjust to using your complete structure rather than any isolated unit. Distributing that load across your field of control will ensure a sustainable training pattern; one that values durability and performance over time. Beast is highly accessible to any human being, yet infinitely progressive to challenge the higher percentiles in fitness. 

There is no Sanskrit word for Beast pose. It’s name origins are in a methodology called Animal Flow. Check this video to see it. It’s extra dope.

Go on and activate your Beast with the following steps!

  1. Begin in a tabletop position on your hands and knees. 
  2. Walk your knees forward so they are slightly forward of your hips, under your bellybutton more or less.
  3. Curl your toes under your feet and press them into the ground. 
  4. Press into your palms and lift your knees an inch off the ground. 
  5. Feel the inner beast!!