How to Do a Handstand
Here Are the 9 Moves You Need to Do to Master Handstands
Handstand Progression: Forearm Stand
After mastering a headstand, a forearm stand is the next hardest inversion, but not as hard as handstand. Since you're resting on your forearms, there's more surface area to balance on. Follow these progressions for forearm stand, and be sure to do this move in front of a wall at first to prevent falling. Then move to the middle of the room, on a soft surface.
- Start in Downward Dog. Then lower your elbows onto the floor so your forearms are parallel.
- Slowly walk your toes toward your elbows. Step both feet together, raising your right leg into the air.
- Gaze between your palms. Keeping your legs in a split position, bend your left knee slightly and hop so both legs are off the floor and you're balancing on your forearms.
- Slowly bring your legs together so they're extending toward the ceiling. Think about engaging your core, and make sure your elbows aren't sliding apart.
- Hold for five breaths, then lower your legs to the floor and rest in Child's Pose.