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to learn how to Handstand
This Website Contains 70 Handstand Tutorials which range from Short Daily Drills to Hour long Premium Tutorials.
These Video Tutorials were the result of 500 Handstand Workshops filmed over 4 years.
Here is your first Handstand Tutorial
This tutorial will explain why some handstand shapes are easier than others.
It helps for us to identify the 3 most important angles:
There are very simple reasons why some handstand shapes are more comfortable than others. The more flexible you are, the more choice you will have about where to position your body. The tighter you are, the more limited those options will be.
In order to balance, your centre of gravity must be over your hands. If one part of your body is one way, another part of your body must counterbalance it by being in the opposite direction.
Our body will tuck into a ball naturally, but it cannot open out into a back arch with the same ease.
The shoulder angle and back bend are the major limiting factors in the shapes we can achieve.
If our legs tuck to our tummy in handstand, our bum will have to stick out in the opposite direction to counterbalance it, but in order to support that back arch, our shoulders/back will have to arch open, and a lack of flexibility may not allow that to happen. The result is, the tuck is not possible for people who are tight.
If we let one or both legs hang over our head, the opposite will be true, this will be more comfortable for people with tight shoulders because it will counterbalance the closed shoulder angle.
When you begin, it’s easier to let your legs hang over the top. Point your toes so you donâ€™t look like a jackass.
There are 10 tutorials available to members
Want a straight Handstand? Here are some practical tips
There's nothing wrong with shooting for a straight handstand, I'm not going to talk you out of it, but it's not worth stressing over. (This article does contain practical tips) The reality is, everybody at the BBQ, everybody in Yoga class, everybody in the Crossfit...
How to Handstand against a wall
This video tutorial will take you on a journey from beginner to improver. 1. People who are building their handstand confidence from scratch should aim to just get one foot to touch the wall. There is no need to stay upside down, a jump and a touch is all you need to...
Handstand Shoulder Angles Explained
The quest for a straight Handstand can be a mystery at first. Itâ€™s important to remember that the mechanics of the handstand are very simple. There is really only 3 factors. 1. The shoulder angle. 2. The curvature or straightness of the spine. 3. The hip angle....
Handstand transitions for Yoga
It feels great to float from downward dog to forward fold whilst practising Yoga, which is why I created this short video to give you some exercises to work on. As with most movements â€“ a combination of strength and flexibility is required. If you have less of one,...
How to hold a Tucked Handstand
A tucked handstand is easier in some ways because the bodyweight is lower and so itâ€™s easier to balance.Â People with good shoulder mobility will find it easier to stick their bum out because open shoulders are a part of the overall back bend.Â People with...
The Myth of Core Strength
WARNING: This video contains major TRUTH BOMBS which may cause your Yoga teacher to weep. For some reason, core strength gets used as the default answer to everything. There is a strange obsession around this topic which can feel a little cult-like at times. I have a...
Handstand shapes explained
This tutorial will explain why some handstand shapes are easier than others. It helps for us to identify the 3 most important angles: Shoulders Spine Hips There are very simple reasons why some handstand shapes are more comfortable than others. The more flexible you...
How to Cartwheel to Handstand
Three Principles. Leg Tension Repetition Playfullness Exercise 1 Start with your hands on the floor. Hop from one foot to the other. The main focus is to keep the legs straight and feet and toes pointed like a ballet dancer or gymnast. Exercise 2 Keep your hands on...
How to Press from Crow to Handstand
People who build up their arm strength have more options available to them when it comes to balancing a handstand.Â Arm strength will give you the ability to dip forward and save a handstand if you loose balance. Also you'll be able to press your bodyweight from Crow...
How to Press to Handstand
This move is known by different names (press, lift, lever) but the name which makes most sense to me is "deadlift", because we are lifting our bodyweight from a dead start with no momentum or jumping. "Press", on the other hand, implies that the arms and elbows are...
The two best Handstand drills for beginners
The aim of this video tutorial is to provide the simplest drills to learn how to handstand. The main components are 1. Controlled entry into the handstand 2. Balance once you're there These two exercises will help you progress in both of those, in the simplest +...
You can also access 43 daily Handstand Drills
You will also gain access to 13 Workshop Clips
Mini Clip 13 – Elbow Stand
Mini Clip 10 – Leg Hang Over
Mini Clip 9 – Crossfit & Core
Mini Clip 8 – Negatives
Mini Clip 7 – Straddle Tilts
Mini Clip 6 – Handstand Chaturanga
Mini Clip 5 – Shoulder Enguagement
Mini Clip 4 – Movement Day
Mini Clip 3 – Spotting Tips
Mini Clip 2 – Spotting Tips
You will also gain access to the Ultimate Handstand Tutorial
A 60 minutes premium tutorial
You will also gain access to Fundamental Flexibility
A 60 minutes premium tutorial
You will also gain access to Advanced Flexibility
A 60 minutes premium tutorial featuring Vikki Earle
You will also gain access to Handstands Live at Dundry
A 60 minutes premium tutorial
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43 Daily Drills
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4 full length Premium Tutorials (Each 1 hour)
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