Awake & Evolve: Cycle 1 - Handstand Pose Focus

Mindith Rahmat

Founder

Women's Fitness, Yoga, Bodyweight Exercise, Kettlebells

Workouts, WOD Awake and Evolve, Awake & Evolve Cycle 1

 

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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