Practice: Downward Dog to Handstand to Forward Fold

Short clip of me practicing jumping from downward facing dog (adho mukha svanasana) to handstand (adho mukha vrksasana) and lowering down to a forward fold (uttanasana). This can be done against a wall if you are nervous about jumping to far. One of the key things when practicing this is hand placement and engagement. Make sure that your index fingers are pointing forward and parallel with one another. Fingers should be spread wide and pushing firmly in to the base of the index finger and thumb. Finger tips should be gripping into the ground and the palm of your hand should feel a bit like a suction cup. Arms must stay straight and your core should be engaged. Start doing the exercise with bent legs and simply jumping into handstand and back to downward dog. Once you are able to get some hang time in handstand work to slowly lower your legs in between your hands.

The song playing in the video is Get Up and Go by Broadcast 2000.


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