My friends are learning how to do a forarmstand and I try to help them with all the tips and tricks I have! Thought I would share them with you to:)
1. Starting position
Hands – put them in the ground and spread your fingers, use your fingermuscles to help with balance.
Shoulders – put your forearms in the ground and relax your shoulders. Now tighten your shoulders and feel the difference in stability. Make sure your shoulders are in line with your elbows.
Neck – relax your neck and find a focus for your eyes in the ground somewhere in between your hands.
2. Before kickin up
Tighten your stomach and your shoulders. Press your hands against the ground. Find your focus.
3. Keeping your balance
Ask a friend to hold your legs our put your feet against a wall until you feel safe to let go. Tighten your whole body out to your toes. It’s easier to hold your balance if you lean a little bit over with your feet behind your back.
If you are afraid to fall make sure to stand with your back close to a wall or a friend close by. Then practice falling by slowly climbing with your feet against the wall down to the floor to feel how it would be to fall over.