There isnt handstand without headstand!
Headstand is one of my favorite way to train and get ready for harder inversion, like forearmstand and handstand: it helps you built up inversion awareness, spacial awareness and a strong core.. Plus they are super fun and there are a lot of drills/games you can play with!!
These are the videos I prepared for those who asked me tips for their handstand, swipe to see them all!
I decided to show you different variations with progressive difficulty order.
Video 1: headstand egg - how to get comfortable in headstand.
Main tips: put the crown of the head on the ground, hands form a triangle, elbows 90 degrees.
Video 2: leg extensions in headstand + kick up
Main tips: walk with the legs as close as you can, so you can get your bum more over your head, this is gonna make stuff so much easier! Lift the legs one at a time. Then try enter it with a bit of momentum (think it more like jumping from the leg on the floor than throwing the extended leg). Be close to the wall if this is the first time!
Video 3: in order to be able to press up you need to learn to "press down". Tuck is the easiest way, followed by straddle and then straight. The smaller the movements the easier it is.. Try every version!
Video 4: pressing is too easy? Try this zombie press! But first makes sure to put socks on ;) Video 5: you love transitioning? Sirsasana to pincha is definitely an interesting one. Stag legs make the balancing part easier, while you focus on pushing HARD from the shoulders while bringing the head/gaze slightely in front .
Try the ones that suit you the most and let me know how it goes!!! Need more tips? Dm me (could write everything down)
Check #littleflametipsanddrills for more 📸: @federico lonardi - 2 hours ago