3 Inversions Yoga Videos to learn how to do Handstand

Leslie Perryman • May 13, 2015
An inversion posture is any posture in which the head is placed below the heart to increase blood flow to the brain. The more basic postures will be supported with hands and feet, such as adho mukha svanasana, or downward dog. Other postures, such as headstand or handstand, are more advanced and involve balancing on the shoulders, arms, and head.Wide Leg Handstand Press Prep Techniques
1. Wide Leg Handstand Press Prep Techniques
Wide Leg Handstand Press Prep Techniques
Yoga is the power of transformation where the impossible becomes possible. Kino shares some of the techniques that will help you learn the movement of a wide leg handstand. For most, it is easier to lift up into handstand with wide legs, rather than straight legs because the pivot point of getting the pelvis forward over the arms happens faster.
2. Strengthen Your Handstand
Strengthen Your Handstand
Ashtanga Yoga teacher Kino MacGregor shares some strengthening techniques that will take you beyond pressing up into a handstand. Rather than just lifting up and coming down, you can lean forward into your hands and lift up and down repeatedly. Enjoy the movement and have fun.
3. Inversions Series: Learn to Handstand
Inversions Series: Learn to Handstand
Learn Handstands from the ground up, starting with proper hand placement, arm alignment, core engagement, hip awareness, and finding the body in space. A basic introduction to a trophy inversion, this Grokker Premium video will give you a supported environment to strengthen and integrate the critical muscles involved in mastering standing on your hands. Follow alongside Grokker Yoga Expert Patrick Beach to discover how to strengthen the shoulder girdle, integrate the arms, and balance from the core of your body.
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