Handstand Splits at the Wall Demo

1 Feb

A short video demonstrating Handstand Splits at the wall. I originally made this video to supplement episode 33 🙂 of my yoga podcast

I will be publishing the second video for this class next week!

Hope you enjoy

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6 Responses to “Handstand Splits at the Wall Demo”

  1. ginevra February 12, 2008 at 7:12 pm #

    omg! I finally did a handstand. I’ve always been too shy to try it in class and my ego rages around about it, but here in my house, I just hopped right on up. THANK YOU.

  2. Elsie February 12, 2008 at 7:15 pm #

    Yipee!!!! I’m so happy for you!!!! great job!!!! I love handstands 🙂

  3. Andy May 5, 2008 at 1:21 am #

    Thanks for the video. I have been working on handstand for a couple months. Building strength. I can kick up to a wall and hold for a minute, but I lack balance (over or under kick) without the wall. Any tricks other than alot of practice? Because of this “issue” I am approaching it from a strength method. Trying from crane or Uttana Salabhasana (locust) without the wall.
    Thanks again.

  4. Elsie May 5, 2008 at 1:51 pm #

    Hi Andy! I gotta tell you that when it comes to steadiness and balance in handstand, and of course consistency, the key is not strength, but softness (if you can believe that one!) Handstand is not about will, but surrender, the will is already inherently built in the pose.

    When you kick up, think about keeping your arms strong and your heart soft, feel yourself kicking up from your back body, especially the area where your kidneys are. Imagine those guys lifting you up to get to the wall 🙂 It’s a tough concept. I find that everytime I put all my energy there, the liftoff is so much easier and balance is often ‘gifted’ to you, even though it may only be for a moment 😉

    Rising from Bakasana and Uttana Salabhasana, same thing, thing the lift off comes from the kidneys, from them expanding so much that you just raise up, not so much from the strength of your arms (which of course plays a big part) but the kidneys make it oh, so much easier! (mind you, I’ve never done it 😉 but when I’ve been spotted to do it, it’s seamless when rising from the back body! )

  5. RaiulBaztepo March 28, 2009 at 11:46 pm #

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  6. Anjeanette September 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    Handstand pose can be scary and I definitely paid the price of trying it before I was ready. I saw Leeann Carey’s free yoga video with pointers on handstand that really helped & now I can do the handstand pose! I thought your readers might want to check it out: http://planetyoga.com/yoga-blogs/index.php/free-yoga-video-adho-mukha-vrksasana-downward-facing-tree-pose-handstand/

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