The #tuckhandstand is not my favorite handstand but I actually enjoy working with it a lot. I haven't played with it for a while so today's practice was mostly an exploration. The key for me is to keep my shoulders open which makes it a lot more efficient.
What's your least favorite handstand?
My little tuck ups are getting better but they still need lots of work 😩😩😩 handstands are a never ending journey of sadness and disappointment with a teeny bit of happiness and hope...followed by more sadness 😂
One more #handstand for #sundayfunday.
The main thing I see as a teacher and what I have struggled with in my own handstand practice is finger, hand, arm, and shoulder placement and use. After all, that is what we balancing on. In just the same way that we don't walk around with bent legs to stay upright, we need straight arms and energy going down in order to keep us upright when we are upside down. The most common thing I see with students are bent elbows that wing out to the sides, hands that roll over onto the pinky finger side of the hand, (if you look closely mine are doing a little bit here) and shoulders that are bunched up around the ears... which just means you are using your shoulders more than you are using your core. It's a journey it's a process.. but if you seem to have it everything else and you're still not quite finding air time, focus your attention. on pressing down through the index finger and the thumb, drawing your forearms towards each other and externally rotating the shoulders, and pressing the mat away to try to keep the arm straight! Practice at the wall. Practice holding a block up and overhead between your hands with straight arms while not flaring the ribs. Play around and most of all have fun doing it! I'm going to be posting more about the hands and the arms because it's so key, is what has made all the difference in my own practice of inverting. #yoga#yogainspiration#yogisofinstagram#yogini#yogagirl#ashtangi#tuckhandstand