Sometimes I work on kicking up, but today I fancied just working on balance. By starting facing the wall, in a piked position with the toes touching the wall, it's a good opportunity to practise straightening the legs and shoulders and back.
One glitch I had to improve was the temptation to duck my bum outwards as a way of making the back feel more comfortable. The trouble is it creates a curve in the lower back, so I consciously tucked my tail bone under to flatted then line of my lower back. It's less comfortable.
Once I had got to the straight handstand position I tried my best to squeeze my glutes to open the hips into a straight line, but because my quads and hip flexors on the front need stretching they tend to pull and close the hip angle slightly.
If you are in Brisotl or Bath then look out for handstand classes that I'm teaching or assisting. I also planning to teach at festivals and more yoga studios soon.
Ben Lowrey from Bristol will be teaching a 6 week block of handstand classes at Funky Monkey Studio in Bath.
Begins, Tuesday 15th Sept 6pm.
Funky Monkey Studio is a pole, aerial, and yoga space in Bath, United Kingdom, with a multitude of classes every week. Different membership options either allow people to book single block, or join a monthly membership which allows them to attend many more classes.
I will be teaching Beginners Handstands and Strength Conditioning. We will work in pairs spotting each other, we will work on shoulder and hip flexibility and shoulder strength.
We will work on a range of different exercises to practise holding a tuck, straight and straddle handstand.
This class is highly popular with yoga people who wish to increase their stability and upper body strength. Handstands are highly addictive and fun! Be warned!
For more information
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