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Yoga for Runners - Part 2
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How do I Stay up in Handstand? Any ideas?


Hey everybody. I am soooo excited that the snow is melting away and I can pracice handstands in the grass.

But everytime I kick my legs up, I fall over.

Any tips on staying up and balanced on my hands? Thanks!

simplythebest simplythebest 5 years 39 weeks
Go into the headstand in confidence, thinking that you are able to do it. When you go up, make sure that you don't look down and focus on one point in front of you. Make sure that you keep your feet pointed and try not to lose concentration. You'll get it in the end :)
Arthur Arthur 7 years 23 weeks
one thing to note in that great picture is the head position. Most people when they do a hand stand look at the floor/their hands. Try to do what the gymnast in the picture is doing...makes it easier.
Breathingspace Breathingspace 7 years 23 weeks
Start small. First work on your other balancing poses, working your way up to a yoga headstand. Once you can stay balanced in the headstand, go for the handstand. It can help to imagine that there is a straight line running up through the ground and out the tips of your toes. I would also maybe practice next to a wall and push off, see how long you can stay up and then fall into the wall (only a few inches away). Don't worry if you can't get it right away. A lot of these poses can take years of practice before the body is ready to do them. Be patient with your abilities, they will come.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 7 years 23 weeks
:rotfl: notice that fit just ignores karma's comment :rotfl: :rotfl:
POPSUGAR-Fitness POPSUGAR-Fitness 7 years 24 weeks
Yay for handstands. snowdaytoday - you've inspired me to write a post about a trick I learned. Stay tuned... In the meantime, I'm in full support of what a gentle rain says - Practice does make perfect!
karmasabitch karmasabitch 7 years 24 weeks
I got nothin.. sorry :ROTFL: I can hardly do handstand preps without falling on my fat azz hahahaahahaha
a-gentle-rain a-gentle-rain 7 years 24 weeks
I really have no idea, not being the most flexible/gymnastic enthusiast. But I would imagine it takes a lot of upper body strength (work on your arms) and a good sense of balance. Good luck. And remember, practice makes perfect!