Awake & Evolve: Cycle 1 – Handstand Pose Focus

The first cycle of Awake & Evolve workouts focuses on balancing the chakras and relieving stress and tension with gentle yoga stretches.

Handstand Pose Focus

From downward facing dog, place the hands about a foot away from your wall space. Begin to walk the feet in closer to the hands and bring your shoulders closer into the wall. Next practice kicking up with the dominant leg. Attempt to bring your feet up to touch the wall. Once you are in a solid handstand, try to practice taking the feet off the wall and finding your balance. When you are ready, you can attempt a free standing handstand with leg variations.

Benefits of Handstand Pose:

  • Improves balance and stability
  • Strengthens the shoulders, arms, core and hands
  • Helps in calming an overactive brain
  • Relieve stress and revives stagnant energy

***Contraindications for the pose include; back, shoulder, or neck injury/pain, high blood pressure, pregnancy and menstruation.

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