Why do I want to do handstands? Well, when you do them correctly, handstands strengthen pretty much every muscle in your body. Your shoulders and arms in particular will get much stronger and your core strength will also be greatly improved. I originally read 10 Reasons to Do a Headstand Every Day and wondered if I could even even get my body into that position, so I gave it a try and fell in love with feeling like a kid.
Here's how I started:
- Faced the wall with a pillow under my head and held my hands in triangle position
- Two days later, inched away from the wall and tried to balance without relying to much on the wall
- After two days of practicing, held for 3-5 seconds away from the wall
- Two more days later, moved completely away from the wall and now trying to hold for 6 seconds or more
Andy was sweet enough to snap a couple of picks while I went through the rest of my yoga routine.
I wish I could spend every Sunday morning doing yoga on the beach, then maybe I would actually start fixing my bad form.