Building Strength For The Handstand

Other Balances and Inversions

            If you master various balances and inversions before you aim for a handstand, you will feel more confident in going upside down. You can master the crow pose first (bakasana in yoga) to enhance your upper body strength and balance. Headstands and forearm balances are great inversion poses that give you a more stable base than a handstand.

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Final Words

Doing handstands can really be exhilarating but remember, safety first! Your first few attempts should be done with an experienced coach who can guide you. Alignment is very important too, because anything can go wrong when body parts are in the wrong place. Be patient with yourself, and never forego the strengthening drills mentioned above. When mastering handstands, the journey is just as important as the destination.

 

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