1 Minute Handstand Quest

1 Minute Handstand

One of the fitness goals that I’m working towards these days is holding a 1 minute handstand. Once you have the strength to hold yourself in handstand, the rest is in developing the body awareness to know where to engage, tuck, extend, and press. As you can see from my video, I’m 1/3 of the way there. That additional 40 seconds is going to seem like an eternity!


Getting up to this point in my quest for a 1 minute handstand has been a long process. It was over a year ago that I wrote a post on How To Do Handstand, and at that point in time I was still doing them at the wall. That post also has a handstand tutorial by Tara Stiles, and some impressive inversions by Dylan Werner.

Today, I thought it would be helpful to also include a video tutorial of getting up into handstand with Kino MacGregor. If you’ve never heard of her, then know that she’s like the handstand queen on YouTube.

Handstand Class With Kino

Looking back on my progression from doing handstands against the wall to working on my 1 minute handstand in the middle of the room, I have to say that I stayed at the wall longer than I needed to. I stayed at the wall a long time because I didn’t feel that I could hold one away from it without falling.

Once I moved away from the wall, I realized something. Falling is part of the process. You must let yourself fall, because that is where the learning is.

You must let yourself fall, because that is where the learning is. [Tweet This]

Safely Fall Out of Handstand

Once I began to practice my falling skills, and became comfortable with the idea of falling, then my skill at holding myself in handstand started to drastically increase. We become so adverse to the idea of failing or falling that we go to great lengths to prevent it from happening. Change your mindset. A stumble or fall is simply a trial run for your success!

Talk to you soon!

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