how to handstand
posted: July 7, 2010
I’ve been practicing for 10 years and have been trying to hold a handstand for 10 years. I feel like I have enough shoulder strength but don’t feel like I am balancing myself in the right way. Any advice or tips would be very helpful. Thanks! – Patricia
a yogi answers
Don’t give up! Make sure you are pressing through the knuckles of your fingers and drawing energy up though your palms – keep little pockets of air in your palms. Make sure your core and legs are engaged. I usually fall out of balance if I hyperextend my lower ribs, so make sure they are nicely contained within your torso along with your belly. Find some softness through your shoulders (joints), ensuring you are not locking them, focusing on your upper arm strength.
- Grace, lululemon Queen St. ambassador
Do you have any tips or advice for Patricia to hold a strong and balanced handstand?