Focus on 4 Areas to Master Handstand


Focus on 4 Areas to Master Handstand


Every beginner wants to be master in handstand. But it is not easy to perform. In your body there are some areas where you need to work upon. Here are 4 areas to focus on to prepare your body for this intense inversion.

Alignment
Alignment is the core concept for this. If you can’t stand up in Mountain Pose (Tadasana) with the proper alignment, you have little chance of being able to stand strong and steady on your hands. Perfect alignment means keeping your spine as straight as possible, after that with your ankles, hips, shoulders, and ears stacked on top of one another. This alignment will help you balance and protect your lower back as well.

Use of Wrists
Your wrists is your base part of handstand. If your wrists are weak and inflexible, your handstands will be weak and limited. Your wrists are your base for this posture, and they need to be strong and mobile.

Core
Core strength is what allows you to lift into and STAY in handstand, and all inversions for that matter. A strong core gives you the stability and balance you need to do the pose.

Shoulders
Handstands are not only about balance—major upper body strength is required to hold your body upside down in this pose.

Push-up is a great exercise since it balance your arms, shoulders, upper back, and even your core part. Holding 4 Limbed Staff Pose (ChaturangaDandasana) is also a good shoulder strengthener. Push-ups will give you the dynamic strength to push up into handstand, while practicing Chaturanga will give you the static strength to hold it.

 

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