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Episode3: Wrists

Posted: 22 May 2020, 06:38
by drsh2020
Hi Nathalie,

Thanks for the course and your help whenever we have any doubts in our journey to handstand.
I have started Episode3 and I am able to kick to handstand but my head and legs are touching the wall still.
Few times i am a little away but mostly touching the wall only.

What I noticed was, before I bend the distance between my legs makes a difference in the momentum.
When I have little distance it is better that I dont get too much momentum.
So I just lift my left leg off the ground and place the hands on the curve.
Should I run round my back right after I place my hands on the ground which is what my current understanding is.
Also I notice that my right leg is little bent which you mentioned as the mistakes we make while learning.
How do I avoid that?


Re: Episode3: Wrists

Posted: 23 May 2020, 01:41
by Natalie Reckert
Hello and great that you have moved on to the next part.

When you say your leg and the head is touching, do you mean that happens in the kick up exercise?

Your head should never be touching the wall :)

Yes, when you put your hands down on the floor you should have the wrists above the shoulders and yes round your back. In the kick up exercise the idea is to know how to not touch the wall but still have both legs up in the air in order to fine tune your momentum. It is a bit scary to not touch the wall at first. Do you maybe routinely just kick up a lot and touch the wall.
Please do let me know if that is the exercise you mean or maybe it is another one :)

good job for understanding how far away your legs need to be from your arms. It is slightly different for each of us.

I terms of the back leg being straight: Remember the kick and jump exercise from couh to handstand? Where I asked you to really pay attention to that back leg being straight. That is the way to go about it. Really focus on the leg, do a few "pretend" kick ups like the swing and jump exercise and focus on the leg being straight and then do kick ups.
If your leg is straight, your kick up is stronger, that why I insist.

Hope that helps and let me know if you have more questions,


Re: Episode3: Wrists

Posted: 25 May 2020, 02:02
by drsh2020
Thanks a lot Nathalie for such a quick respone! Greatly appreciate your efforts in understanding my question and answering them clearly.
Yes, I meant the kick up part only. Yes it is kind of scary at first to go up without support but I definitely feel that you have put the exercises in such a way that we are having strength to do this. May be I need to practice this part little more days and the practice may make it easier.
Have practiced just 3-4 times with breaks in between.

Sure I will pay extra extra attention to the second leg to be straight so I can kick up strongly.


Re: Episode3: Wrists

Posted: 25 May 2020, 15:44
by Natalie Reckert
Hello Veena,

Yes, do break the exercises down to less repetitions.

Learning how to break down the number of repetitions is in itself important because you learn how to judge the right measure of input for your body.

The kick up exercise is a really important one so it is worth spending time to get it right :)


Re: Episode3: Wrists

Posted: 26 May 2020, 19:45
by drsh2020
Sure Nathalie!
Thanks so much for your guidance.
I am trying to stay little away from the wall and trying to kick up as you suggested.
I am getting success few times, I am sure it will get better as I practice more.
Again thanks so much for your support and guidance.