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13 Yogi Ways Into a Handstand

This video features 13 different ways to get up into a handstand.

Tumbling Illustrated
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Specifically, as a yoga practice these are known as Uttanasana, Bakasana, Titthibasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Konasana, Navasana, Kukkutasanana, Padmasana, Supta Kurmasana, and Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana.

And if you don’t speak ancient languages you’ll see a

  1. Straddle press
  2. Tuck press
  3. Pike press
  4. Advanced frogstand or crow pose press
  5. Standing front split pressup
  6. Stalder Press
  7. An odd looking jump up
  8. Different version of a crow
  9. Lotus pressup
  10. Different version of a Stalder
  11. Different version of the lotus
  12. Vsit tuck to press
  13. Crazy legs behind the head pressup

This guy has some great flexibility…

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Crazy Leg Flexibility for Hand Balancing

This video showcases crazy hip and leg flexibility plus amazing hand balancing skills by Ricardo Sosa.

Many people underestimate how much flexibility is needed, or at least is very helpful, in doing many hand balancing stunts. Now you don’t need to be this flexible, but improving your flexibility wouldn’t hurt either.

In fact I know it’s the one thing that is holding me back, more so than strength or skill, to attaining some of the skills I’m going after.

Unless you’re a mutant you won’t be able to get started with these stretches but if you look closely and watch the video a couple times, you may gain some ideas on drills (at a lesser intensity) that you could do.

Here’s a great place to get started developing the flexibility you need.

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