Refinements: Intermediate Handstand

Handstand is a visceral expression of one-pointed focus—a place where we are only engaged with the experience of that one moment.

Lead-in sequence

  • Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • Ardha Surya Namaskar
  • Surya Namaskar
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Anjaneyasana > Parivrtta Parsvakonasana > Virabhadrasana 1 Lunge
  • Vrksasana > Parsvakonasana > Trikonasana > Ardha Chandrasana > Eka Pada Galavasana
  • Hanumanasana at wall
  • Dolphin Push-ups

Handstand variations

Half handstand


Moonwalk


Lift up to handstand (Partner)


Kick up to handstand


Lift up to handstand (Partner)


Chili-pepper jump switches


Kick up with bent leg


Backbend variation


Pike down


Draw feet away


Mule kick with tuck


Mule kick


Press up


Kick up with partner


Close-out sequence

  • Balasana
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • Setubandhasana
  • Ardha Matseyandrasana
  • Agnistambhasana
  • Ardha Gomukhasana
  • Janu Sirsasana (Regular, Parivrtta)
  • Sarvangasana
  • Viparita Karani

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Michael Alan Dorman

Programmer, yogi, guitarist, drummer.