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by Natalie Reckert
09 Apr 2021, 13:08
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: week 7 and dealing with wrist pain
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: week 7 and dealing with wrist pain

Hello Irina, Thank you for posting your question and well done for making it all the way until week 7! It takes a lot of determination. Regarding the wrist pain: where is the pain? It may be that you need to rest the wrist for a while or that you need additional strengthening. It is hard to tell fro...
by Natalie Reckert
23 Feb 2021, 22:21
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Is this course for beginner? My (ongoing) progess
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Is this course for beginner? My (ongoing) progess

Hello both, Yes I would like to know that too, where are you at now? :) Try not to think about failure but rather that trial and error are part of the process. Handstands are a hard skill to learn. It takes time and you are putting in the effort which is fantastic and it will pay off. Maybe you find...
by Natalie Reckert
23 Feb 2021, 22:18
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 8
Views: 536

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

Hi Sara, Thank you for sharing this. I am very happy to hear that your upper body mobility is improving. It is a really importnat step towards a better handstand, thing s just get a lot easier once you can align everything well. Looking forward to hear where things are going for your. Best wishes, N...
by Natalie Reckert
12 Feb 2021, 17:43
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 8
Views: 536

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

Hello Sara, Great that you checked out the circus phisio sites, some of my non-professional students made good experience with both. Don't feel out of place just because you are not a professional :) At the end of the day, it is all about getting to know your body better. Good to hear that your are ...
by Natalie Reckert
01 Feb 2021, 13:43
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Prepare for handstands
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Prepare for handstands

Hello Mattias, Thank you for asking a question and for buying the course :) You round your back really well as you start, which is great. Step two, after rounding your back is to open the shoulders. Think of pushing the hands into the floor and back as you kick up. First round, then open. Remember h...
by Natalie Reckert
01 Feb 2021, 13:30
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 8
Views: 536

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

Hi Sara, That sounds great and well done for trying it all. Good that the diagonal works for you. Bodys are all so different, the L-shape works really well for most and not at all for some. From your what you describe about your shoulder mobility I think the stretch on the wall with arms stretched o...
by Natalie Reckert
25 Jan 2021, 23:05
Forum: Practicing handstands 50+
Topic: Holding a handstand on the wall
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Holding a handstand on the wall

Hello Sara, Sorry I just saw this. Thank you for posting here and from the problems you describe in the other post, your shoulders are tight. Because your shoulders are tight your elbows are bending in an attempt to keep the shoulders overhead. They are trying to get "around" the tight spo...
by Natalie Reckert
25 Jan 2021, 22:53
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 8
Views: 536

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

Hello Sara, Thank you so much for psoting your questions and for sharing your experience. L-shape: It sounds like your shoulders are a bit tight. A good shoulder opening for handstands is when you lift the arms above the head and you can get them to almost straight above you without the ribs flaring...
by Natalie Reckert
02 Dec 2020, 19:58
Forum: Couch to handstand 30 day course
Topic: [day 24 / day 25] kick up with head on the wall
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: [day 24 / day 25] kick up with head on the wall

Dear Erica, Thank you very much for your question and for your lovely words! Thank you also for sending the links to the videos, that helps me to understand what the problem is. First of all I have to say that some of my students found it helpful to oush their head against a couch or a Yoga wheel to...
by Natalie Reckert
01 Nov 2020, 18:53
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Is this course for beginner? My (ongoing) progess
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Is this course for beginner? My (ongoing) progess

Hello, I now had a proper read through your report. Thank you very much for posting this. It is great how proactive you were in tailoring this program to your nees and your level of fitness and difficulty while at the same time ensuring that you keep the fun and your motivation up. The strategies th...