🖤 HEAD STAND 🖤
I’m still quite new to the head stand pose so there’s lots of room for improvement (including my hand positioning). When I first started I went straight to kicking one leg up at a time 🤔 only causing unnecessary momentum and twisting. This is a whole lot more challenging to control while upside down plus the risk in falling backwards is higher 🙅🏼♀️
If you do this to, do yourself a favour &
Try this instead:
Once you set your foundation, press firmly in to your forearms and outer wrists and engage your scapular and core (shoulders should be away from your ears). ⚠️ The majority of your weight should be on your forearms and not on your head.
From this position, slowly bring your hips (centre of gravity) over your head and bring the knees up in to your armpits (one at a time). Once you find balance start to straighten the legs.
Have your arms and head about 5 inches from a wall. Walk your feet in as close as you can so your hips come over your shoulders. From this position, slowly work on lifting your knees up in to your armpits and letting your lower back come to the wall. Press firmly in to your elbows and start to walk the legs up the wall until they are straight. As you feel ready, take your legs off of the wall and try to find your midline as you balance in headstand. You want to use your legs actively and lift them up to the ceiling as you keep engaging your core muscles.
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