Refinements: Intermediate Handstand

Our yoga practice becomes more sophisticated as it lets us notice and experience the connection between things more acutely—to see the patterns and actions held in common.

Lead-in sequence

  • Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • Ardha Surya Namaskar
  • Surya Namaskar
  • Anjaneyasana > Parivrtta Parsvakonasana > Virabhadrasana 1 Lunge
  • Parsvakonasana > Trikonasana > Ardha Chandrasana > Eka Pada Galavasana
  • Navasana
  • Little crunchy things
  • Dolphin Push-ups

Handstand variations

  • Half handstand / Moonwalk
  • Kick up to handstand
  • Chili-pepper jump switches
  • Kick up with bent leg
  • Backbend variation / Pike down
  • Draw feet away
  • Mule kick with tuck
  • Mule kick
  • Handstand to Chaturanga
  • Jump forward / Back

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

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