In handstand, you want to try and create a well rounded backbend. But what often happens is a tight funneling of bend in the lower back (lumbar spine) which can be somewhat uncomfortable because it overloads that area with pressure. The lower back is pulled deeper into extension by the weight of the legs. More so than the middle and upper spine due to the fact that the upper body is in a supporting role and the lower body is open and almost dangling. If you’ve tried this pose before, you know what I mean. It’s a wild sensation! This is why I believe it’s very IMPORTANT to engage different positions in the legs, (stag, split, straight knees, etc) positions which help to engage the abdomen so that the extension in the lower back moves up toward the middle spine. BE CAREFUL about trying solely to squeeze the hamstrings in order to get your feet to your head (this goes for any inversion like forearm-stand and chest-stand). This will tend to lock the middle back and over stretch the lumbar spine, which will cause the backbend to look like the letter L, instead of a nice, tight C shaped backbend. C is for #contortion. That’s good enough for me! 😊 #handstand #flexible #flexibilitytraining 🤸🏼♂️🤸🏼♂️🤸🏼♂️TAG SOMEONE WHO IS WORKING ON HANDSTAND!!