I’ve been practicing a lot on my handstand lately. To me, holding handstand is like the ultimate inversion. Well, at least until I discovered this video of Dylan Werner doing some amazing yoga inversions. Watching him do handstand along with other arm balances is simply amazing. I have a long way to go before I’m able to do a quarter of what he does in this video, but first I’ll need to master handstand.
Amazing Inversion Sequence
I’m getting to the point where I can hold a solid handstand for a good 8-10 seconds, but I still need to use the wall to assist me in getting up into position. I’ve been practicing several times per week. Certainly, it’s only a matter of time before it just clicks and I’m able to hold it. I expect that it will just happen all of a sudden, the way it was when I first learned to do crow pose.
In saying that, it has been a long time since that happened, maybe my memory of it isn’t that accurate.
Still, aside from practicing it frequently on my own, when going to various yoga classes around town I find myself scoping out good locations in the room where I’ll be able to practice if it happens to be included in the class.
Learn How To Do A Handstand
In the next video, popular yoga instructor Tara Stiles gives some good pointers on practicing your handstand pose. Check out her latest highly rated DVD set This is Yoga : 4 DVD Set.
Additionally, for a more detailed handstand tutorial, check out Yoga Journal’s Challenge Pose: Handstand article.
Do you have any words of wisdom about learning how to do handstand? I’d really be interested in hearing about it. Anything helps as I’m really looking forward to the day when I’m able to master this pose!