Patrick Beach & Carling Harps's "Journey to Handstand" Online Video Workouts on Alo Moves

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About the Series

Journey to Handstand is a 31-day program for anyone wanting to achieve their first handstand or advance their inversion practice. Whether you’re a moderate or advanced practitioner, this series is designed to ensure a safe journey into your inversion practice with a daily instruction and guidance.

Starting with the basics, each day you will further strengthen and stabilize your arms, wrists, and core. As you master these fundamentals, you will advance into floating, forearm balances, transitions, and eventually your first freestanding handstand.

From shoulder mobility, to crow pose, core strength, and more – this series will help you gain body awareness and strong habits for your inversion practice. Get ready to sweat, stretch, strengthen, and smile on your journey to handstand!

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instructors Instructor profiles

Patrick is based in Los Angeles, CA and travels the world leading classes, workshops, and teacher training programs. Named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers by Greatist & Sonima Live, his strong presence has allowed him to share yoga internationally over the last several years. He is the creator of Awakening Yoga and has been a Global Yoga Ambassador to Virgin Active. He has been featured in the London Times, Cosmopolitan UK, People Magazine, among others.

This year he and Carling Harps opened their first yoga studio, Commune, in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.

An LA-based yoga teacher, Carling is known for her lighthearted attention to detail and commitment to the growth of her students. Connecting individuals to the practice through intelligent and informed sequencing, compassionate, intentional adjustments, and relevant alignment instruction.

Carling’s teaching is designed to give students the tools and techniques to access their own unique body’s needs, create new connections and continue to find the center of themselves each time they step on their mats. As a balance to her regular classes, Carling is trained as a Doula and also specializes in prenatal yoga. She has been featured in and contributed writing to publications such as Yoga International, Mantra Magazine, and Yoga Digest. When she's not on the mat, you can find her hanging with her partner in crime Patrick, dreaming of Tokyo, singing along at local shows, and shopping for retro sneakers.

This year she and Patrick Beach opened their first yoga studio, Commune, in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.

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Duration
4 hr 3 min
(31 Videos)

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Classes

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    This is a full preview of the Wrists, Hands, and Planks class from Patrick Beach's and Carling Harps' "Journey to Handstand" series.
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    Warm up and strengthen the wrists, hands, and forearms with fingertip pushups, plank holds, and a variety of other wrist-focused movements.
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    Move through variations of holding planks and side planks, and cap off today's practice with a max push-up test sure to get your muscles burning.
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    To learn how to shift your weight forward, today’s class focuses on animal-like movements; moving lightly from squat onto the hands, and back to squat with added time to fl...
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    Using yoga blocks, you’ll move through a variety of movements to open the shoulders, gain mobility, and gain new strength.
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    Begin to embody handstand by testing out three 30-second handstands at the wall.
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    Give your arms and break and focus on opening the hamstrings and back body through stretches and movements designed to create space and mobility in the lower body.
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    Today you’ll work through some lolasana preparation drills, and maybe even give the pose a try. Lolasana can help build strength and compression, and will ultimately help y...
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    Time to find out what life is like with your feet off the floor. You’ll move through some variations of crow pose to get comfortable with the feeling of supporting your bod...
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    You're invited to this invigorating core strength party featuring scissors kicks, leg lifts, crunches, and more. Time to feel the burn!
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    The wall is vital in learning handstand. Today, you’ll use the wall to learn how to shift the hips over the shoulders to make your handstand feel light, efficient, and easy...
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    Today’s class is all about courage. You’ll fight the mental fight that says you “can’t,” and take your handstand — nose, toes, & all — flat to the wall.
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    The yoga block is the key to today’s success. You’ll open the shoulders, build stability, and increase your grip strength with exercises centered around the yoga block.
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    Get back to basics with familiar poses such as plank, downward dog, and lunge. You’ll step forward, in and out of these poses, with ease, grace, and a little bit of strengt...
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    Time to add momentum into the handstand equation to help you get upside down. In today’s class, you’ll pull elements of confidence, compression, and more from previous vide...
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    In order to achieve handstand you need to have mobility in your hamstrings and hip flexors — the splits can help that process. This class utilizes blocks and downward-facin...
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    Engage your full body with the help of socks. Yes, socks. You’ll explore a variety of movements that step from plank — pikes, V’s, and more — to fire up your core and activ...
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    Grow your practice and test your progress with three 40-second handstands at the wall. You’ll increase your strength, stamina, and understanding of your body in space.
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    Take a break with this day dedicated to relieving tension in the shoulders and wrists. You’ll use strategic holds, active stretches, and a strap to show your body some love.
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    This push-up challenge has two rounds, and is designed to get you sore and strong in about 5 minutes. In the first round, you will complete push-ups until failure. In the s...
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    The party returns with hollow body movements, strengthening holds, and a slow pace to fire up your muscles and get your core activated and ready for handstand.
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    This class is all about side plank. Practicing this pose can be hard work, but it's vital to cultivating stability in your handstand. Today, you’ll move through a few varia...
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    Achieving handstand requires a certain sense of lightness, and today you’ll train that lightness by moving through a few variations of sun salutations to hone in on your ab...
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    One of the best ways to find balance on your journey to handstand is by practicing tuck handstand hops. This class gives you time, space, and instruction on how to do tuck ...
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    One of the most important hops to master, today you’ll practice hopping off one foot and into handstand having your backside touch the wall first, as opposed to your foot. ...
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    When pressing into a handstand, tight hamstrings and quadriceps can be inhibitors of achieving your perfect inversion. To create flexibility in these muscles, we turn to pr...
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    Today’s class focuses on adding handstands into flow. You’ll move through a sequence with a few poses that create an even rhythm and allow you to become connected to shifti...
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    In this third installment of core strength party, you’ll be challenged with forearm planks, side planks, and movements that stem from navasana. This will be a party to reme...
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    You can do more than you think with a single pose. Today’s class has you focused on a series of drills and exercises that all stem from one place: seated straddle. You’ll g...
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    Walk, kick, or get there however you please, today you’ll take on the challenge of achieving three 1-minute handstands at the wall. Let’s get inverted!
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    Elevate your practice with this class centered around single-leg handstand hops — also referred to as L kick-ups. This movement helps you learn how to shift your weight as ...
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    The final class in this 31-day series is a true culmination of the strength, flexibility, and core awareness you’ve gained in previous classes. Today, you’ll practice frog ...