❓Who did it better, Brad or John?
Get good at failing and life becomes more fun!
We definitely need to work on our paddle board handstand game before summer is over. 😆This was a super fun balance test that we both elegantly failed.
#crowpose#cranepose I can hold a #frogstand for 30 seconds to a minute, so I have recently started practicing the slightly more challenging Crow Pose. I love the way #handbalancing improves my forearm and finger strength, as well as wrist mobility.
Two quick lessons that have benefited me in my training progression lately that I wanted to share with you: be patient with yourself, and remember that progression in anything is never linear in the long term.
Quick #gains can be extremely exciting, and even addicting, but the #reality is that there will be #setbacks , and those periods of rapid #achievement are the exception, not the rule.
Achieving big goals and progression in general is based on consistently adhering to and applying proven principles, not seeing what want you want on the scale every single day, or always being able to lift or press more every single workout. I hope this helps a few fellow #progression addicts out there!
Day 144/365 found the best balance so far on the @yogabodyfitness blocks. These things are super tough. Which means it was a good time to introduce them. .
Shout out to @straight_arm_sosa and @jumperthreads for my new favorite shirts. It's unbelievable how comfy this shirt is.
Save the date!! Sunday August 26, 12-4pm for the 1st Annual Niagara AcroFest hosted by Mind, Body, Acro! Location: Nelles Beach, Grimsby. A huge shout out to our vendors, @thehoneybus, @whiterhinogifts, @yogatruly, @beezsmootheez @rejeanneappelman, @misschievous.designs and @yournaturalsolution for joining us and making this a great event! 😁
This is a pay-what-you-want event for a full afternoon of classes, entertainment and our great vendors! 🌸
We encourage you to stop by, say hello and check it out! If you have a yoga mat, bring it along. We will have a few extra. No experience is necessary!
We look forward to a day full of big smiles and positive vibes! ✌️❤️
Recently started to notice that I am slowly screwing up my line.
I noticed that what my body THINKS are nice open shoulders and a great active PPT, is actually taking them too far.
During my handstand I focus so much on opening the shoulders, on activating my lower back and tilting my pelvis, that I simply overdo it.
The result is this ugly bended back with my head being way to far from the centre of my hands, and my hips being simply, not stacked above my shoulders.
In the video you can see that after I get into the handstand, my body slowly shifts to this ugly mess thinking it's perfecting it's line the whole time.
I talked about this with @handstanddiary and came to the conclusion that I have to focus more on pushing away, pulling the ribs in, and spreading my weight on my hands more evenly.
I don't think I'm doomed but just have to be put in check a lil 😊.
OAHS at the Plitvice Lakes 🏞
My control with this move got a bit better but I am still struggling a lot with holding it stable. I am gonna be honest with you: I am working on this move since more than 3years without very big progress steps and I learned some things through that. I think the problem is that there were times when I didn't train enough for it so I often lost some progress.
Some might say that things are not meant to happen if they don't come to you immediately but I think that's wrong, sometimes you have to repeat trial and error a crazy amount of times until you reach a bigger goal. So never give up if you are working on something that you truly believe to be the right direction 😊
📸 by @annika_goelles
Specially for @sambuu_o releasing this one.
Way to many people confuse these two so here I am to make it crystal clear.
Mexican Handstand is a gymnastics/equilibristics/contortionists’ move that based basically on your back’s flexibility. Read about this one in my previous post
Hollow Back is a break dance move, that requires more of the shoulders’ flexibility-mobility.
Let’s go through those numbers and learn how to recognise what’s in front of you:
1. Lower back. In Mexican handstand there will be a great bend. In hollow back it will be more like an arch and won’t look like your back is broken, lol.
2. Shoulders. That’s where all the magic happens. In Mexican hs you don’t actually need a lot of mobility here so you place your hands on your shoulders’ width. In hollow back you place your hands wide enough to be able to rotate your shoulders joints without breaking them.
3. To do the rotation you will have to bend your arms. In Mexican hs you’d never do it!
4. Your head position in Mexican hs is optional. You can pull your head through and look backward. That’s where the confusion between two is more likely to happen. In hollow back due to the shoulders position it’s impossible to hide your head.
Look at the pics 4 and 5 for better understanding the difference.
That’s all. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to save this one for later 🤘
А теперь на русском.
Как вы уже поняли, речь пойдёт о разнице между мексиканкой и холод бэком. На самом деле у меня есть видео на канале именно на эту тему, поэтому проще будет перейти по ссылке в описании и найти его.
1. При выполнении мексиканки основной «сгиб» будет в области поясницы. В Холлоу бэке же спина будет выгибаться дугой.
2. Основная разница в положении рук: в мексиканке они у нас на ширине плеч, а в бэке на ширине, достаточной для проворота плеч в суставе.
3. Отсюда вытекают согнутые руки в Холлоу бэке, ибо с прямыми не провернёшься. В мексиканке же согнутые руки являются неправильным выполнением.
4. В Холлоу бэке голова всегда наверху в силу расположения плеч. В мексиканке её можно держать как спрятав, так и в открытом положении, в котором её и путают с бэком.
И это всё, не забудь сохранить)
Again, just trying to be @lind.slaaay again 🙄. This is kind of her signature handstand move, so I gave it a go and I was surprised that the hardest thing isn't even the cycling but more so the feet coördination (which you can see her do, not me cause I couldn't achieve it yet).
En alweer probeer ik @lind.slaaay te imiteren 🙄. Dit is echt haar unieke handstand beweging, dus ik probeerde het zelf uit en was verbaasd dat het 'fietsen' niet eens het moeilijkste was, maar meer het coördineren van mijn voeten (dat kun je haar zien doen in haar filmpjes, maar mij lukt het gewoon nog niet).
Handstand on all the things!!! How wonderful it is that the thing that brings me joy, strength, grounding, centeredness, and presence is something that is accessible to me anytime, anywhere. It’s strange to think that not too long ago, I couldn’t imagine going a day without being in a gym... if I’d travel somewhere, the first thing I’d do when I got there is scope out a gym in the area, because *god forbid* I not be able to train. Now I honestly feel like I could go the rest of my life without stepping in a gym and be perfectly content. What a shift! It’s so freeing to know that I can go anywhere and be able to practice no matter what kinds of facilities are available to me. All I need is my body (which I can’t ever go anywhere without) and something to plant my hands on (and as far as this condition goes... I’m pretty much open to anything) 👐🏼🙃
Throwback to handstands on sofas in the dining room at @haramarasayulita 🤸🏽♀️✨
When I first started to get the feel of the freestanding handstand, I was extremely excited just to be able to hold it for a few seconds. At that point my handstand training became centered around simply trying to hold the balance for as long as I could. Eventually, I built to 10 seconds, then 30 seconds, and after a while I could hold it for a full minute.
Once I got to that point where I could consistently balance on my hands for extended periods of time, I started to focus more on straightening out my alignment, which is still very much a work in progress. Nowadays, instead of just trying to balance for as long as I can, my objective is to hold the position for shorter amounts of time but with greater attention to the little details. I’m a long ways off from scoring a perfect 10 in a gymnastics competition, but I’m enjoying the process and I’m continually learning more about how my body moves along the way. Nobody ever really masters the handstand - it’s a perpetual work in progress - but that’s why the journey is so rewarding. 😀👍 #HappyHandstands#Handbalancing#EmbraceTheProcess