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Season 2 - Episode 2

Crow to Handstand

5 min - Practice


Lydia leads us in a challenging quick practice of Surya Namaskars (Sun Salutations) with Bakasana (Crow Pose) variations, prepping us for Bakasana to Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand).
What You'll Need: Mat, Strap

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That was sick! (In the best way) awesome handstand! Love the strap.
Hi Alie! The strap is mega useful for learning trickery in hand balancing. Keep in touch and let me know how it goes! Lv!! Lydia
Wow - amazing and so graceful - a beautiful goal for us all - net yet there.
love this! but how will i get there? any tips?
Hi Katarina! Some tips... If you can balance in a handstand, start to attempt lowering your legs into crow. See if you can puff your kidneys as you lower and gently suck your ribs down and in. Lower as slow as you can... this will help you find the actions of reversing the movement. Then from crow (use a strap if you have any funkiness going on in your shoulders) try strongly exhaling and puffing your kidneys and popping your knees up off your arms just for a few seconds. Notice what needs to engage to do this. Strengthen your arms as you attempt and push down into your finger tips. Hug your triceps into the upper arm bones. Abdominal work will also help this whole process. When my new yoga for athletes videos are up you can check in with the core pieces. Wrist releases afterwards will also be supportive to prevent injuries. Hope this helps. Happy adventuring with this. Keep in touch. Love. Lydia
Amazing strength and so graceful and precise. I'm totally motivated. I'm barely getting into position for the crow where my knees are just getting into the armpits and I just have enough strength to balance on my arms, shaking the whole time. Anyhow, a work in progress that I can't wait to practice.
Hi Andrew! Thanks for posting. I'm happy you'll find some joy in this process! Best!
I’ve never seen anyone float like you do!!!!! It’s mesmerising.
Total Respect! Namaste

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