Hey! A while ago I promised to post a video of how I get from backbend to grabbing my feet so here you go! Remember never to force anything, if you want to try this you have to warm up your back first! If its scary to fall in to backband you can always use a wall and slowly climb down towards the floor with your hands. Good luck!
Never tried this before! It’s a great challenge especially for your core! Make sure to have a wall behind you in case of falling over;)
Start by putting your head in the floor and your hands in the floor behind you. Spread your fingers and feel your hands strong and in control. Walk with your legs towards your head. Lift one leg bent.
Now tighten your core and your arms and try to kick yourself up to headstand or even better slowly let go of the floor with your foot and pull your leg up with your core, like a press up.
Now this is tricky, the goal is to shift your balance so that you can get your straight leg behind your head. If it’s really hard, stand close to a wall with the side of your body so that you can put your foot to the wall and help with balance. Keep your core tight and push your hands against the floor to adjust your balance.
If you want more challenge, try straightening your other leg slowly. If your afraid to fall make sure to have a wall behind you! Good luck yogis!
Ok here we go! Promised to post any progress in controling my handstands in to backbends/hollowback so here it is! Iv’e come a lot further in half lotus scorpion handstand and I feel a lot more controlled in my hollowback. I can really recommend practicing with one foot against the wall just to get a chance to find balance with your back bent and your legs in different positions so you can focus on your flexibility and strength. When youv’e got it just slowly let go of your foot from the wall and try to hold your balance. When this is easy and you’ve gotten as far as you like with your backbend you can start practicing without a wall! Next step for me is to get even more control over my legs so that I can fall in to a nice backbend one leg at a time. Wish me luck! I will ofcourse post a video if it happens:)
Had a lot of fun with this today! If you like forearmstands this is a great variation. Start like a regular forearmstand (check tutorial video and previous post for instructions) but put one hand in the floor. This is more of a balance challenge so remember to keep a focus in the floor and to tighten your core. If its hard to find balance you can put one foot against wall and then slowly let go of the wall when you find your balance. Experiment with your legs in different positions to challenge your balance. Remember to have fun and dont worry if you fail the first few times! It takes a while to adapt your bodyweight when your armes are in different positions and it is a great way to gain control in armbalance-challenges. And a super workout for your core! If you start getting it with your arm bent try it with one arm straight for a evan tougher challenge 🙂 Good luck!
This week I’m focusing on getting control in handstand hollowback. This is a really great pose and it challenges both strength, balance and flexibility at the same time! This video is my best try today. My tips for this is to hold tension in your legs all the way out to your toes to help with balance as you try to get further in hollowback. And don’t be afraid to fall, it’s part of the process! Just make it in to a nice backbend/bridgepose:)
Good luck! Promise to update if I notice any more progress at the end of the week!
Played around a lot with this pose yesterday! It was a great workout and stretch. Try to spice up your bridge pose by moving your hands and feet closer together. Lock back and see if you can see your feet, maybe they’re not out of reach! Experiment by straightening one leg and feel the difference being up on your hands and down on your forearmes. (Video on how to do this is coming up!) Have fun and be safe, remember to warm up your back and hips first!
Ok guys lets do this! Pressup handstand felt impossible to me for a long time, especially after my accident. But after hard work and a lot of motivation I’m finally getting somewhere. By pressup I mean getting in to handstand without kicking up your feet at all. I want to share with you which exercizes have worked for me and taken me forward in this process, to inspire you to try this too. It’s a kick ass workout!
In this video Im doing 3 exercizes that I think are great to start with. I would ofcourse recommend that you first learn to handstand and find balance in a “kick up handstand”. So if this does’nt work – don’t worry. Try doing some more kickup handstands first or practice against a wall, just to make sure your’e strong enough to try this:) (For tips on how to handstand – check out the video in the top menu).
The first exercize is to stand close to a wall. Put your hands in the floor and lift one leg with bent knee at the same time as you come up on your toes and move over your weight to your hands. Stand close to the wall so that when you move over your weight, the back of your head touches the wall and helps you with balance. Now press your body on step at a time (head to but) against the wall at the same time as you lift your foot from the floor. Remember to tighten your stomach and press your shoulders down. Then slowly drop your leg down again and try to come as far down with your foot without touching the floor, then go up again and repeat as many times as you can. Remember to doo both legs!
The next step is to try to push yourself of the wall and then try to drop your foot slowly without the wall as support.
The third exercize is the same tecnique against a wall but to try to lift both feet at the same time, and then slowly dropping both feet. This challenges your core-strength even more!