Handstand Practice

Thought I’d give a little homework for those who want some!  Here’s a few things you can do to work toward doing handstands or to improve your existing handstand.  Even if you don’t think you’ll ever be able to get into a handstand these poses will develop core and upper body strength.  You can choose any of the following exercises but the first and last instructions are a must!  Remember, even 5 minutes of practice a day is useful.

seated centering

5-10 sun salutes

work toward holding the following poses for 6 – 8 breaths:

downward facing dog

plank pose

side plank (vasisthasana)

variation for downward facing dog and plank – lift one leg

variations for side plank – top leg to tree, grab toe and straighten leg

laying on back – one leg lifts done slowly with stable pelvis and hamstring stretches with strap

cool down and savasana

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