Handstand work – If you have been following these handstand progressions, choose 2 progressions this week. First, perform the sequence you did last week. If you’re very confident in it, perform the next progression up. For those of you who are starting to master progression 3, a fourth is inserted.
Progression 1 – 2 sets of 1-minute “nose and toes” handstand holds
Progression 4 – 6 sets of: Find balance in a handstand hold with chest to the wall. Try to hold the position while bringing the feet away from the wall. Once you find stability, take three steps with the hands to walk away from wall, then let the feet fall back to wall and reset. This is 1 set.
Set up so you have room to pirouette or roll out of the position without kicking anyone.
Avoid developing the bad habit of looking at the floor by craning the neck. Keep your head neutral and look up “through the eyebrows” only.