Handstand Tip #1
Handstand Tip #2
When people are working on handstand it's very common to kick the legs up overhead while not quite getting the hips up, resulting in a sway back, therefore losing the integrity of the core (this is different than intentionally back bending in an inversion, with core well engaged). A stable core is essential for a steady and comfortable handstand! If you experience this bananaback situation, try kicking up slowly with the top leg straight, but then bend your bottom leg and hug it into your chest, like I'm showing in the video. This will maintain length in the lower back, a strong core, and you will banana back no more! Remember to keep both legs super active- reach your top leg up while you pull your bottom thigh towards your ribs.
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