If you’ve been following me at all, then you should know I LOVE handstanding!
Handstands are by far my favorite form of power yoga. And to be honest, handstands are what originally got me interested in yoga.
So, from popular demand on Instagram, I decided to make an IGTV video on the steps you should consider taking as you embark down this wonderful journey 😉
If you want to watch the video, you can watch it here.
But if you’d rather read, then here’s the main four things you should remember.
1) Get comfortable with being upside-down
If you aren’t used to being upside-down, I HIGHLY recommend that you get comfortable with it before you start trying to do any sort of inverted acrobatics!
A great place to start is with headstands, forearm stands, wall-supported handstands, etc.
Once you get used to maneuvering your body while being inverted, you’ll have a much smoother learning process as you start to find your balance in your handstands.
2) Work your way up
This goes hand in hand with the first tip, but it’s important to remember that working your way up will be a LOT more beneficial to your overall learning process.
I know you want to learn how to handstand, but you’ll be wasting tons of time if you haven’t learn the art of easier inverted moves such as the ones I listed in the first tip.
This will also save you a lot of frustration since you’re giving yourself a chance to master easier positions as you prepare to start handstanding.
3) ALWAYS stretch your wrists
I strained one of my tendons in my right wrist when I first started doing handstands. Since I came from a wrestling background, I’m REALLY used to being upside down and doing acrobatics so I underestimated how strenuous they were and tended to hop into handstands without proper stretching.
I paid the price for this for sure..
So, remember to always stretch out your hands and wrists before getting inverted!
Thank me later 😉
4) Become an artist
Once you’re able to handstand without a spotter or a wall, all you have to worry about is your creativity!
Depending on how flexible you are and how your body is shaped, you can develop your own unique style of handstands.
This is where all the fun is at!!
When you’re at this stage, it’s all about challenging yourself and working on your flexibility as you progress through your journey.
I hope this short little post helped you with your approach toward handstands. I’ve been getting a lot of dm’s about handstanding on Instagram, so I thought I’d try to help with a short post and video.
And if you have any specific questions or problems with handstands, be sure to contact me and subscribe to this website with the form below and I’ll get back to you ASAP!