Ashtanga Yoga teacher Kino MacGregor shows you how to strengthen your shoulder for headstand and forearm balance, known in Sanskrit as Sirsasana and Pinchamayurasana. Keep the solid the foundation of the shoulders fully in place to support the neck.
3. Backwards Rolling Demonstration
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor, explains how to work on Chakrasana, backwards rolling, from a seated position.
4. Ashtanga Headstand Techniques
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor shows you an easy way to work on headstand. By breaking down this movement into simple steps anyone can learn to balance on their head. Starting off with a solid foundation you transfer the weight of your body forward and allow the upward motion to happen. Please remember to be patient with yourself.
5. How To Build Strength Beyond a Handstand
Being able to do handstand push-ups is one way to surely move past a static handstand. Please note that this is not traditional and certainly would not be done in a traditional yoga shala. I would not do this during my daily practice, but instead in the afternoons to have fun and build strength. If you want to try this you can use a wall for balance or ask a friend to spot you. Just be sure that you already have a really good handstand before you try.
6. 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.