April Intentions Day 10: Handstand or handstand prep
Here are some prep poses I find very helpful in getting used to the sensation of being upside down and to work on your core, arms and wrists strength.
Notice that between first and second photo there is a slight difference in placement of my toes. I tucked my toes to activate my back muscles and challenge my balance even more.
To avoid repeating the same advices, I will share with you few just few tips I’ve learnt along the way and find very helpful and maybe you will like them too:
1. Breathe deeply and don’t focus on bringing your legs together, when you have relaxed mind, everything becomes easier.
2. When you are upside down and feeling like falling forward into wheel pose, press firmly with your fingertips and when you feeling like falling backward, press with base of your hands (magic!)
3. When you catch a balance and have both legs over your head, try to press your ankles and inner thighs together.
4. Remember to change sides and kick off once with right foot and once with left foot.
Don’t forget to have fun and take it easy ;)
My intention for today is to breathe deeply and focus on alignment in every pose.