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✨handstand myth busters✨
i'm about to b**w your d**n minds with this one....
🔷 myth 🔷
handstand alignment is all about core strength ❌ not!!! ❌
i hope i blew some people's minds at least 😜 these videos will probably look very similar to yesterday's but it's more about the myth than the video. the idea today is to break the idea that handstands are all about how strong your core is. it's just simply not true. i know plenty of people who have a "strong core" but they cannot do handstands. finding alignment and balance actually comes from the...
✅ shoulders! ✅
so, first step to getting that pretty handstand is making sure you have full shoulder range of motion. (i've gone over ways to achieve this in previous posts.) then using that same push in those shoulder blades we talked about yesterday to gain stability. so i repeat... hello upper traps! 👋
ways to practice this:
🔸 downward facing dog pose: instead of pulling your shoulder blades down the spine, try pushing up so there's no space between your shoulders and ears (like an inverted shoulder shrug)
🔸 feet elevated downward facing dog pose: as you start to feel more comfortable, begin to raise the feet up on a stool, a bench, your bed, etc. .
🔸 stomach to wall holds 😉
🔸 to truly challenge yourself, try adding shoulder shrugs or even push-ups in downward dog.
primarily though, you need full wrist extension and full shoulder flexion to truly take on the handstand! more on these in the weeks to come 😏
tag someone who would love some handstand myth busters this week!!! 🤸♀️
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