Feel like a handstand hero with Todd. Enjoy a 5 part series that is designed to challenge you to get onto your hands - up onto your hands and into your handstand.
Handstand Hero Intro
Meet Todd! Black Swan Yoga Austin teacher. Practice at your pace and enjoy Handstand Hero Series!
1 Healthy Wrists And Shoulders
In this class, we’ll go into an in-depth wrist and shoulder warm-up routine. Warming up the wrists and shoulders before working into handstands is extremely important. The healthier we keep our wrists and shoulders, the more flexible and mobile we become, and the more likely we are to succeed at ...
2 Handstand Foundations
This class is all about learning fundamental shapes and patterns before we go upside down. We’ll explore shapes like plank, hollow body, and how to engage properly in a handstand. The more comfortable you are with these shapes, the greater your likelihood for success when you get upside down.
3 Kicking Up Into Hand Stand
We’re finally getting into the free-standing handstand! Whoo! Congrats for making it this far. In this class, we’ll break down some common entry points into handstand. By now, you should feel comfortable with holding handstands at the wall, how to fall out, and feel invigorated for this next part...
4 Floating Into Hand Stand
Floating into handstand is definitely a more advanced technique for getting into your handstand. However, it’s key to being able to weave handstands into class. Anytime a teacher cues you to get to the top of the mat, you have the opportunity to work your handstand in class. Get ready to fly!
5 Putting It All Together, Handstand at the Wall
If you don’t have a regular handstand practice (and even if you do) practicing at the wall is critical to getting used to the handstand shape, learning how to engage, and how to breathe. Spend a good amount of time at the wall, and aim to hold a fully engaged handstand for at least 20 seconds for...