The more I learn and grow, the more aware and interested I become on how I need to be treating my body. For years you have heard me say “just start moving.” And I stand by that! Being stagnant is incredibly harmful - so instead, choose movement. But once you have made that decision, how are you restoring your body, increasing mobility, preventing injury and encouraging long term health. .
I am fascinated by nutrition, strength, stretch, sleep and spine health and how all work together to enhance your fit life.
One form of movement that I have always enjoyed but have neglected as a daily practice (except when I was a youngster at the gym)... hand stands. .
Upper body strength.
Increased bone, spine & joint health. .
Sign me up!!! .
If you have never tried a handstand before - don’t follow all of my leads - including on hardwood, near a book shelf/furniture, alone at 5am 😂. Seek out a professional in person, buddy up, & find some turf or gym mat flooring with a cushion under head! If you are experienced, attempt this progression:
1. Kick up to wall support. Over time, utilize more core and upper body engagement, noting stability and breathing.
2. Kick up near wall - allowing your body to work between support and free space. Over time, attempt less and less reliance on wall support.
3. Attempt all free space and let your body navigate. Over time, track progress through length of holds and control!
Check out my stories for the full video - just less than a minute for all three progressions. Imagine how you could improve if you spent 1-5 minutes each morning working on these 3 exercises to improve handstands. Imagine the reward your body could feel!!