Learn Handstands at Home: From Foundation to Flight Video
Learn Handstands at Home: From Foundation to Flight

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Learn Handstands at Home: From Foundation to Flight

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Learn key alignment principles from Ashleigh Sergeant for downward facing dog that will inform good alignment for all other inverted poses and arm balances. Set your foundation properly to alleviate wrist pain and create strength and openness in your shoulders and upper back in order to build confidence. Take this and learn a few ways to practice handstands at home on your own.


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andrijcichsarah, posted on January 23, 2014

I loved both of these practises. It's so important to break down each step and both Nico and Ashleigh have done this perfectly in their own ways. Thank you!

dwp31, posted on January 22, 2014

Both of these practices were great. They were challenging at times, but both Nico and Asleigh are amazing teachers and provide great recommendations on how to work into the poses. Thank you!

sveltshel, posted on January 21, 2014

I'm going to bookmark both of these and keep trying. I might never get there, due to wrist and shoulder issues, but I'm going to keep at it a little at a time. Great instruction. Thank you!

vivianeduarte, posted on January 21, 2014

Precious tips!!! Thank you Ashleigh, day 20, done too :)

yogiibee, posted on January 21, 2014

I try to practice handstand every day if possible. It always wakes me up and I feel full of strength and vitality. This video had a lot of great pointers for setting a strong foundation, definitely will watch again on my journey to flight!

kathyslp, posted on January 21, 2014

I will definitley try this 2xs per week. I loved when he said, "enjoying the journey is the reward." Namaste, Ashleigh

Willowbark, posted on January 21, 2014

I followed both, not ready for the handstand yet, I will put in my favourites for future use. Thanks for all the tips

Deblynn, posted on January 21, 2014

Thanks for these handstand tutorials! I will be practicing regularly to reach this goal of mine!

Windpony, posted on January 21, 2014

This is the year for handstand. I will do it! I found that I can do my L in the hallway and work into the other side. Everytime I come close my right ear wants to pop! Guess I am removing some blockages?

Vasaart, posted on January 21, 2014

It is great to have these steps for building up to the headstand.

coleen.cheers, posted on January 21, 2014

Both of the handstand instructions were great! Thank you!

pennyspicerocks, posted on January 21, 2014

Thank you for the step by step approach to strengthening the body (and mind) for headstand. It gives me something to work with. Thank you.

WendyMarie, posted on January 21, 2014

Amazing class. I learned a lot. Thank you!

carringtonpbrown, posted on January 21, 2014

great instruction I copled it with desiree's core instruction(shoulders feeling as if they curl slightly fowrd ascore moves back to spine then letting the breath open your heart) from yesterday and it really helped !!!

reneecha, posted on January 21, 2014

Never thought I'd do as much as I did this morning. Thank you! Moving away from fear into love

eleonela, posted on January 21, 2014

Very nice class and I've done before with you. It is really helpful. It was just kind of hard to do one after another. Slightly different approaches to handstand but very helpfull nevertheless.

yogagrammie, posted on January 20, 2014

Both handstand videos were awesome!!! I learned so much from Nico and Ashleigh! As I've said several times before, I love inversions and arm balances but struggle with handstand. I see now that I try to force the pose instead of developing a good foundation and letting it happen. I do use visualization techniques and will be doing that a lot. Thank you so much Nico and Ashleigh! Both of these videos will be on my favorites list! Namaste :)

vivavida, posted on December 17, 2013

Thank you Ashleigh, this was a really useful class. I had to stop and start because there are no spare walls in my study - but the way you broke it up made everything flow perfectly. Namaste ∆

Deepali, posted on September 27, 2013

Been wanting to try hand stands for so long, been scared to attempt them. Great explanation, I have to start now!

MSdT, posted on September 22, 2013

Wow! Could hold the L-pose for a couple of breaths. Amazing feeling. Will keep coming back until I'm strong enough for the final handstand. Thank you for clear cues!

ollie, posted on November 29, 2012

I've been trying to get into a proper hand stand position for a while and I finally did it thanks to your video! Thank you!

Manja, posted on November 11, 2012

I do yogo for quite some while, but my wrist keep on hurting, even though I'm pressing as hard as I can with all 4 points and keeping my shoulders at my back. Can it also be that my hands/wrists are not strong enough?

Littlerichmond, posted on July 25, 2012

What a fabulous lesson, amazing teaching with all the right cues and a great added extra to another myyogaonlone class. Will Deffo keep coming back to this one and get there one day hopefully! Thankyou

mezfank, posted on February 25, 2012

Thank you! After a number of years of gymnastics as a teenager, I could still never comfortably hold a handstand, but this practice makes sense, and I am improving enormously. Brilliant!

Ren, posted on January 8, 2012

Perfec! Thank you!

wixis, posted on January 2, 2012

Putting more attention to my fingertips pressure I m improving my handstands! tnx!

cljz, posted on January 2, 2012

amazing!!! thank you. can you please do a similar video for crow? thanks!!!

sakura, posted on December 28, 2011

very useful! Thank you!

Helen Jeffers, posted on December 28, 2011

very clear instruction which helped understand the proper allignment of the shoulders in inversions. Building up slowly to full pose was most helpful. Looking forward to practising this again

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