Hi folks. We are half way through the final 6 week block of 2015 funky monkey handstand classes, set to conclude in mid December. The first block of
2016 classes will begin January 2016.
Use this discount code to get a slight reduction on the next block BL15BJKW.
Funky Monkey Studio is a yoga, Pole dance and aerial fitness school on the lower Bristol road in Bath. There is a packed schedule of classes, you can subscribe to individual blocks or become a member which allows you to attend several classes per week.
In session 3 we worked on balance, stag leg shapes and diamond handstands. Several people in the class were finding balanced when placed in the right position. In almost every case it’s a lack of shoulder flexibility which inhibits people’s progress. If the shoulders do not open straight then shoulder strength from the delta is needed to support the weight of the body, but if the shoulder s will open straight then the weight of the body is stacked nicely on top of the vertical arms and the handstand is easy.
Also good body tension makes the handstand much easier. In almost every case people’s handstand improves when they tense their abs and squeeze their bu, Without this body tension it’s like trying to balance a big wobbly jelly, very difficult.
If the body is tight, the student should be able to press in the fingers and support their own weight in a balanced handstand. Using the wall is great way to practise this if you don’t have a spotter.