How to Handstand

It may be a surprise to some that the common household ‘triangle posture’ has surprisingly so much in common with how to lift up slowly into a handstand, starting by leaning into the palms with your elbows straight, your shoulders over your fingers, with your heels raised and your toe tips initially on the floor.

Some tips to begin both postures:
* Push the sitting bones down
* Move the top of the hips backward to lengthen your lower back 
* Move your lower front ribs inwards and lengthen the upper back
* Inhale into the abdomen

For detailed instructions see my friend Anthony Grim Hall’s brilliant blog on handstand here. In it he refers a lot to how Bianca Machliss and I teach many postures to become firm and strong but remain calm and energised.

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