So you want to stand on your hands? Ok here’s the secret. It has three parts.
1) Drop the pose goals, and get into your body.
Rolling around in cat-cows, relaxing, and getting every inch of your body to move – just by moving your hips – will be more valuable to you than years of jumping up and down trying to stick the pose.
2) Stop trying to get your feet to go from the ground to the sky.
It’s easy to focus on the extremities, your hands and feet. They cover the greatest distance, so their movement is easiest to spot.
But a good mover doesn’t move from the outside. Move from the inside – from your middle – and let the rest of your body go along for the ride.
In this case, learning #1 will allow you to lift your legs and feet up in the air just by rolling your hips around.
Have you ever wondered why moving is such a strain and struggle for all these yoga experts? Even when they can do the pose, it’s like they are trying to move a mountain!
It’s a struggle because they’re trying to follow someone else’s rules. Maybe their guru told them they have to do everything just one right way. That idea puts a whole lot of stress and strain in your mind, and in your body. Feeling shuts down. It doesn’t get better from here.
Stay easy. Don’t bother much with the rules other people make for themselves. This is your body, your life. Move from easy and relaxed, and find your own way.
You’ll be able to do more this way. In handstands, in yoga, in everything. You’ll also have a lot more fun.
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