Journey to Handstand

Kino MacGregor & Kerri Verna

Classes

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    This is the full video of Day 6, so that you can experience this full length workout with Kino and Kerri.
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    We are thrilled to be your guides and share in your handstand journey! To get the most out of the fun challenge ahead of you, we encourage you
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    Welcome to Day 1! Today we will do a few exercises that show you how to stabilize, align and activate all of the muscles in your shoulder girdle.
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    Today we will begin to bear weight on our wrists and we teach you how to do Chataranga correctly.
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    Today we are going to do our first handstand! Are you excited?!
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    In this session we put more weight into our hands and prepare for pressing into handstand.
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    In order to have a solid handstand, you first need to have the mobility in your shoulders to create vertical alignment.
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    Handstand dips are a great way to build more strength and integrity in your shoulder girdle. Remember they can be micro-movements! Keep up the great work!
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    Congrats on finishing your first week! In this session we combine core and arm strength in some Mula Banda Checkups, also called L-sit lifts.
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    Welcome to week 2! Something to remember when working on handstands is that it’s really important to balance strength with flexibility.
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    Today is all about learning to fall. While it may seem scary, knowing how to fall out of a handstand will build your confidence and transition you away from always using a ...
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    As you make handstands and inversions a part of your Yoga practice, it’s crucial to set aside special time to pay attention to your wrists. I
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    Today you are going to learn how to kick up into a handstand! We will show you two different methods: bent knee and L-shape.
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    This lesson focuses on wall walks. This might sound easier than kicking up into a handstand, but it actually takes a lot of shoulder strength and control!
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    Today we are going to find the vertical line! This is super hard and takes a good deal of practice, so please don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t happen for you on your firs...
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    Welcome to the end of week 2! The boat variations we dive into today will be a deep test of core activation, which will help you control your body from inside when you hand...
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    You are half way through this series! Congratulate yourself on all your hard work so far! We’ll celebrate today with forearm balances.
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    Day16: Floating (12:38)

    Today is all about floating! It will be an exercise in building communication and coordination between your mind and body as you build your handstands.
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    This session will work to equalize the strength in both your left and right shoulders by focusing on side planks.
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    We hope you are learning a lot about yourself as you travel with us through this journey with us: your limits, your comfort zone, and your strengths!
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    Today we’re going to play with Crow posture, which will help you be more stable in your handstands and establish a solid foundation to begin working towards transitions.
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    This session will show you how to jump back and jump through. This is an essential movement because it articulates the strength and flexibility you will need for your hands...
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    Almost through our third week together! Keep up the amazing work! In today’s class, we will integrate your core and shoulder strength by working on tuck jumps.
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    Welcome to week 4! Today’s arm balance, called Astavakrasana, will teach you how to pull in through your core and pivot through your hip joints, which you’ll need for lifti...
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    A strong and activated core is key to a solid and stable handstand. Today we will incorporate some Pilates-based ab work to really fire off your core!
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    Flying Pigeon is a really challenging arm balance that requires both arm strength and hip flexibility.
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    Today we work on jumping from downward dog into a pike handstand. This is an incredibly difficult movement so find a small, approachable step that you can do today to lead ...
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    Today we are going to look at fun handstand variations: handstand splits and stag legs! These options are great if you’ve been trying to work on your handstand balance or f...
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    Scorpion pose combines flexibility and strength. Before we begin with this posture today, we will first warm up our back with some backbend exercises.
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    Congratulations on completing week 4! Today we focus on one of our favorites: hollowback!
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    Welcome! Today we work on Titibhasana, which is an important arm balance when you’re beginning to look at the transition to press up into handstand.
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    Only two days remaining! Think of how far you have come since Day 1! Today we’re going to work on Straddle Press.
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    This is it! Over the past 30 days we have traveled on this journey together and today we reach the top of the mountain: Press to Handstand! We will revisit many of the teac...