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Handstand - Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Handstand - Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Yoga Pose Steps

1 - Go into Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward Facing Dog

2 - Start 6 inches from a cleared wall

3 - Walk feet up to hands until shoulders are over wrists

4 - Bend one knee and lift other leg towards ceiling

5 - Take a few hops with bent leg, using exhale, to lift both legs towards wall

6 - Once against wall, gently practice taking heels off wall for balance

7 - Engage legs and lift through heels

8 - Look at floor between hands

9 - Bring one leg down at a time and rest in Balasana - Child’s Pose

Yoga Pose Benefits

  • Strengthens the arms, spinal muscles, and core
  • Improves balance

Yoga Pose Cautions

  • Start slow and don’t hold pose for long, shoulders can strain can be an issue
  • Warm-up first, particularly shoulders, with any of these poses: Half-Dog (also called “Puppy Pose”), Gomukhasana, Navasana, Ardha Navasana, and Forearm Plank
  • Be careful to not put pressure on neck when holding pose and allow neck to dangle and relax

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