Handstand Training

Hanstand is not just a pose, it's a relationship with your body.

learn the skills of the masters

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The Hands and Wrists

Part 1 of Handstand strength training focuses entirely on building strength in the forearms which stabilizes the wrist and strengthens the fingers.
The fingers are what I call “the breaks” in a handstand.
The first step to balancing a handstand off the wall is strengthening your breaks so that you have the ability to be your own wall of safety.

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The Arms

Arm strength, particularly the tricep muscles, are one of the key muscle groups that allow for a steady handstand. When the triceps are weak, the elbows will bend, making it incredibly fatiguing to balance.
In addition, when the arms are overhead, weak triceps can lead to shoulder impingement. Part 2 of this training will  help you build strength with a fun workout you can do every time you get on your yoga mat!

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The Shoulders

Strengthening the shoulders is important to develop a light, easy, and healthy handstand. The alignment of a handstand is entirely dependent on the joint relationship at the shoulders. The “banana” shape you may be experiencing is not a result of a weak abdomen but weak trapezius muscles. The primary action in a great handstand is to establish a straight line from the shoulders to the rib cage.
In this training you learn shoulder strengtheners and openers to help establish the most efficient line and straight handstand.

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The Core

No, your standard gym workouts will not help you with handstand.  The core in a handstand is far more subtle and specific than most understand, and as a result, many people are exerting too much effort and  blocking their ability to breathe. This training provides you with core strengthening drills that directly apply to handstand.
Learn how to appropriately build core strength as it relates to your shoulders, arms, and even fingers. Get ready for a whole new level of body awareness.

THE 3 ELEMENTS OF BALANCE

The Following video is the first video of Handstand Training Part 2: Balance. Enjoy this sneak peak of what is ahead for you.

The Approach

Proprioception

Proprioception can be defined as knowing where your body is in space. There are many reasons to work toward handstand, among them are joy, freedom, strength, empowerment.  One of the main reasons I practice handstand is to better understand my body and develop a greater awareness of myself on a thought and emotional level. Body awareness is the primary aim of this particular training. You will develop a newfound awareness of your hands, arms, shoulders and core. 

Targeted Strength

While most people think the core is the most important muscle group for handstand, these muscles only play a small part in the strength that is needed to hold a steady handstand. This training provides you with a comprehensive guide all of the muscle groups and actions that are necessary in order to gain strength and confidence for handstand. 

Masterful Technique and Coordination

We all hold patterns in our body as a result of the way we walk, move, (or don’t move), and most of us have not developed a lifetime of muscle patterning upside down and on our hands! That’s why in handstand, the we have to train in order to coordinate our body and mind to work together as a team.  This training not only breaks the body up into segments but also helps you put them all back together again to develop muscles coordination so you easily begin to float upside down with confidence.  

How Do I Know if this Handstand Training is Right for Me?

I don't have a handstand yet

Great!  You are in the right place.  Handstand Part 1 of this training is focused on building technique and strength.  We’ll build your confidence with practical exercises that anyone can do, no matter your current skill level. With practice you will quickly be ready for part 2: Balance!

I'm scared of handstand

 You are not alone!  Most students I teach who are new to handstand face fears about going upside down. Part 1 of the training is entirely about developing strength and technique which is what will give you the skills and confidence that will dissipate the fear. Your new body awareness will establish new neurological pathways that are required for your nervous system to relax when approaching handstand. 

My handstand is inconsistent

If you are hardstanding already but don’t quite have the consistency and ease you are looking for, you will fly with these exercises as they will provide you with the missing links along the chain of command in your body. Every handstander has their strengths and blind spots.  Part 1 and Part 2 of this training will help you to expose exactly what you need to focus on in order to become more consistent and at ease while upside down.

I AM READY TO LEARN HOW TO BALANCE!

Have you completed Handstand Part 1 and are now ready to learn how to balance a handstand, Now is the time for Part 2 which picks up where part 1 leaves off. 

WHAT MAKES THIS UNIQUE?

The goal of this handstand training is different than most you will find on the internet or in person anywhere. While many programs, and handstand teachers teach you about “Handstand” as a pose that is outside yourself, this training is focused on providing you with the BODY AWARENESS that allows you to find Handstand inside your body. You will develop strength in areas you were previously unaware of. You will create new muscular and neurological patterns that will not only give you access to a handstand, but will carry with you throughout other aspects of your yoga practice as well as off the mat in your daily life.  

WHAT IS THE FORMAT?

This is training is delivered in a series of videos that you can stream from any device with internet capabilities. Upon purchasing you will gain unlimited access to the training and will always be able to return here to log in and view your training(s) for life, so there is no rush to complete, and you can revisit the drills at your convenience.

Part 1: Strength SNEAK PEAK

Part 2: Balance SNEAK PEAK

A Look Inside Part 1

Skills You will Develop

  • Stopping Power: fingers and wrists
  • Arm Strength : triceps
  • Shoulder Strength: rotator cuff, trapezius and serious anterior
  • Core Stability: rectus abdominals, transverse abdominal, obliques.
  • Muscle Coordination: Re-patterning the body to develop integrated strength.
  • Balancing L-position, Tuck, Straddle and Straight Handstand (part 2)
  • Multiple Entries in and out of Handstand (part 2)
  • Shoulder and Spinal alignment in Handstand (part 2)

What is Included?

  • Part 1: 5 sections with 14 total videos
  • Part 2: 4 Sections with 22 Videos!
  • Wrist Strengthening drills.
  • Shoulder Stability and Mobility
  • Core and Spinal Alignement 

  • Full body Integration and Coordination
  • Written short pointers for each video
  • Daily warm up (part 2)
  • Flexibility postures for primary handstand holds (part 2)
  • Safety tips and practice
  • The top drills for balancing a handstand (part 2)
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FAQ's

  • Unlimited Access for Life 
  • Format: streamable videos & written short descriptions.
  • You can access on your phone or computer. 
  • Immediate access after purchase. (Course will appear in the top bar on desktop, and in the drop down menu on mobile phones)
  • Unlimited views of each video
  • No Time Limit: Go at your own pace
  • Internet Connection is required to view 
  • One time payment (NO hidden or recurring fees)
  • Part 1 and 2 can be purchased separately or together to save. 

 

Handstand Part 1: STRENGTH

For the low cost of 1 – 2 yoga classes you will get  unlimited access for life to this Handstand Training for a one time payment today. You will have the opportunity to move through at your own pace and come back to these videos over the course of time to track your progress and continue advancing your body awareness and handstand practice.

$54

Today $34

Full Training

BALANCE & STRENGTH

Save when you get both trainings together, and with Lifetime access you will be able to go at your own pace right from your own home! You will have access to Part 1 and Part 2 immediately and have the opportunity to make the most of your practice right from the comfort of your own home

$302

BEST DEAL!

PART 1 + 2 PRE-SALE 

$108

Handstand Part 2: BALANCE

For the low cost of 1 – 2 yoga classes you will get  unlimited access for life to this Handstand Training for a one time payment today. You will have the opportunity to move through at your own pace and come back to these videos over the course of time to track your progress and continue advancing your body awareness and handstand practice.

$248

PRE-SALE! $78

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