Learn how to do a handstand

For many people learning how to independently kick up into adho mukha vrsksasana (handstand) can feel like a rite of passage in their yoga practice. It can act like a landmark that signifies progress and improvement. For others, handstand can feel like a roadblock. It can seem like an impossible obstacle that persists despite dedicated perseverance and practice. In a yoga studio this obstacle can be bypassed to a degree by having a teacher help you to get into the pose. This might involve a minor assist or it might be that the teacher needs to physically lift you into position. This can be a great way of experiencing the uplifting energy of adho mukha vrksasana but over time this might also begin to create a less beneficial quality of reliance and dependence in your practice.

Learning handstand at home

When practicing yoga at home most of us do not have someone to help lift us up into a handstand. We need to be more autonomous and independent in how we approach the pose. These are great qualities that can be cultivated by practicing yoga at home. This class explores different ways of learning how to kick up into adho mukha vrksasana (handstand).

Troubleshooting common problems

There are a multitude of reasons why you may be having difficulty with this pose. Different people will encounter different problems. Some of these problems might be more physical in origin and others might be more mental. We need a variety of possible solutions. This class begins with preparatory variations that will help you to acquire the strength necessary for handstand. It then includes poses that help you to gradually feel more comfortable in an upside down orientation. The class then explores different techniques for actually kicking up into a handstand. It troubleshoots common difficulties that might arise and offers tips and potential solutions for overcoming them. click here to view the video.

adho mukha vrksasana (handstand)

Flexible membership options. Unlimited learning.

Our two membership options offer incredible value for money. For less than the cost of a single studio class per month, you get access to everything you need to get your home yoga practice up and running. Joining is easy and you can cancel at any time.

 

Select a yoga plan for your 14 day free trial!

MONTHLY

AUD $12 / month

***

First two weeks free, cancel anytime

Unlimited learning from all classes and courses

Unlimited yoga sequence downloads

New content added weekly

Watch on your computer, phone or tablet

Personalised support available

Unlimited app access with free downloads, apple TV compatibility, discussion groups and moreJOIN NOW

ANNUAL

AUD $120 / year

*Best Value*

 

First two weeks free, cancel anytime

Unlimited learning from all classes and courses

Unlimited yoga sequence downloads

New content added weekly

Watch on your computer, phone or tablet

Personalised support available

Unlimited app access with free downloads, apple TV compatibility, discussion groups and more

JOIN NOW

yoga poses app

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook

Join our community on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news, inspiration and expert guidance.

Subscribe to the Yoga Selection newsletter

Each week, we’ll send you new sequences, articles, special offers and more, direct to your inbox.

Yoga poses