Tips for making a perfect handstand
Considered the “king” of asanas, the handstand is an advanced yoga inversion. For beginners, it may seem like a pear tree turns the world upside down. However, Anshuka Parwani, the famous yoga trainer, shared an Instagram post saying, “It looks daunting, but once you get there it becomes so easy. If you’ve never done one before, be sure to practice with a certified teacher first. ”
Anshuka, who trains celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rakul Preet Singh, shared a step-by-step guide to successful handstand. Besides that, she also mentioned the various benefits associated with Sirasana.
In her caption, Anshuka also mentioned the benefits of doing yoga asana. She said the pose stimulates “happy and balanced hormones, calms your mind, strengthens your muscles, especially your core, improves lung capacity, and boosts digestion.”
The procedure, as defined by the yoga teacher, is as follows:
Begin in Vajrasana (diamond pose) and grab the opposite elbows.
Interlace your fingers and reduce the space between your elbows.
Make sure your shoulders are straight and raise your knees.
Activate your trunk, move forward and raise one knee towards your chest, then the other and hold this position.
Stay for a few seconds and build up your strength.
Extend one leg all the way up.
When you feel more confident, straighten the other leg.
She added: “Make sure you are extended, your core is active, your legs are tight, you feel strong and you enjoy your headstand. To come down, slowly bend one knee and stay there, gently drop both toes, come back down and remember Child’s Pose or Balasana.
Along with their benefits, handstands also pose a risk of neck, shoulder, and back injuries if not performed with the correct form. Here are some safety recommendations:
Work with a yoga expert
When you’re upside down, it’s hard to follow or pay attention to your alignment. Take the help of a spotter or a yoga expert who can help you align your body properly and support your body.
Use a wall
Using a wall should not become a habit. But you can use it if you are nervous at first as support.
Place cushions around you
To prevent yourself from using support from a wall, place folded blankets or pillows around you so you can do the pose in the center of the room. In this case, even if you fall, you will have a soft landing.