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Adding Handstands to my sequence...

sharp212010-07-05 03:58:35 +0000 #1
Hey gang!

First time poster...

I work out at sea, so dont have much access to instructors. As a result im mostly self taught, although ive been into class to get my bad habits corrected!

Im starting to add Crow stance & Handstands, but not sure where they should go in my sequence. Ive been doing them after Sun salutations & standing poses, but before I hit the floor & move to seated poses...

Is that alright or is there an accepted place it should go?

S.
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 04:10:11 +0000 #2
The placement of these poses you are adding depends on two elements; one is the potential for injury to the body when they are not properly sequenced and the other is the intention for the pose(s) in the first place.

Since I could not possibly know your intention, other than the run of the mill "flexibility, stress relief, calm, strength, lean muscles mass" reasons I can respond only to the first.

Inversion may follow standing poses. When transitioning from Surya Namaskar, standing poses turn the head before Sirsasana/Sarvangasana. This is completely appropriate.
sharp212010-07-05 04:34:08 +0000 #3
Thanks for the response!

My intention for the poses is to be able to do freestanding handstand pushups at some point. Besides yoga i do mostly bodyweight training.

So I am looking for the strength & balance... And progression!

S.

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