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by Sara
18 Feb 2021, 22:48
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 13
Views: 6681

Re: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders

Hello Natalie, the "Thoracic spine mobility" video really helps! I'm doing this now almost every day. And things are improving! (Slowly, but that's very much ok.) I actually feel like I have some "structure" in my upper back know. Which is so liberating, as it all felt like a sol...
by Sara
09 Feb 2021, 22:58
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 13
Views: 6681

Re: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders

Hi Natalie, thank you so much for your comments! I looked at the two ladies you suggested and I had to laugh a bit: I'm a quite strong but not very flexible person with maybe 5-10 kg of weight on my body that probably shouldn't be there. And then there are these photos of people who do the splits on...
by Sara
26 Jan 2021, 22:03
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 13
Views: 6681

Re: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders

I've just tried the suggestion in the second video with the handstand facing the wall and the using my bodyweight (whilst I'm in a diagonal) to open the shoulders. And that does feel like the right way. I don't think I'm ready to get closer to the wall. I wouldn't know how to get out of that for sta...
by Sara
26 Jan 2021, 21:48
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 13
Views: 6681

Re: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders

Thank you so much for responding with such sound advice! I'll have to try some of this and figure it out. It's definitely not the small muscles on the side. But I am fairly inflexible with my shoulders: With that exercise where one makes the hands touch on the back one coming from below, the other o...
by Sara
23 Jan 2021, 16:20
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 13
Views: 6681

Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders

I did episode 2 for the first time today. And I really don't get the L-shape: I'm too scared to push my hips above my shoulders and wrists, as it feels like I'll fall over (away from the wall). I did a quick video, and there are 10-20 cm missing to put my hips above the wrists. Maybe my shoulders ar...
by Sara
12 Jan 2021, 22:33
Forum: Practicing handstands 50+
Topic: Holding a handstand on the wall
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

Holding a handstand on the wall

Hi Natalie, I'm almost at the end of the preparation course and most of it is fine (push ups and planks are no problem at all). But I'm really struggling with holding a handstand on the wall. 15 seconds seems doable, 20 seconds is really, really pushing it... I only got there once today. The other a...