Tagged: handstand

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FLIPPING FEAR INTO FUN

RON HABLA
Inspire
September 21, 2018

 A personal account of how I learned to flip my fear of going upside down and incorporate inversions in a fun and playful practice. —– “Take your mats against the wall.” First comes anxiety, waves and waves of it. Then comes anticipation. “Wait, are we using the wall to cool down? Or are we using it to go…


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BUCKLE UP: USE YOUR YOGA STRAP TO GROUND AND STABILIZE IN STANDING POSES

AMANDA ZABAT
Asana 101
September 21, 2018

Standing poses are an essential part of your yoga practice. They play a fundamental role in preventing injuries and also help in rehabilitating injuries in the feet, ankles, knees and hips because the strengthen and stabilize your legs and your hips. In this article, find the connection between your feet and hips and explore different ways to use…


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YOGA and TRX: A Combo for a Stronger Handstand

JEROME BAYAWA
Asana 101
March 21, 2018

I used to think that handstands or any other form of inversions were just cool party tricks. Even cooler if you could capture yourself busting out these poses and post it on your Instagram. This was something I was very guilty of early on when I learned how to do a forearm balance or Pincha Mayurasana in a…


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DRAW YOUR…OUTER ARMS IN AND UP

TAMI LEDESMA
Yoga Faqs
November 23, 2016

To be able to lift our arms overhead (lifting above 90 degrees) (as in Downdog, Hastasana or handstands), the whole shoulder girdle has to move together. As the arm lifts up, the scapula (shoulder blade) slides up the sides of the rib cage, and then the humerus (upper arm bone) rotates externally to make more room for the arm to…