So today is a monumental day. The day I did my first headstand.
- When going up (for a beginner), make sure you clasp your fingers together, thumbs supporting your head (like giving a thumbs up).
- Make sure you can hug your elbows. Another tip: if your kneeling, your elbows should be the width of hugging your knees (I don’t know if that makes sense but it’s like that).
- With your thumbs supporting your head lift one leg, whatever you prefer and kick the other one right after
- Engage your core, what they say is “pasok ang tyan” (stomach in).
- To go down put one leg down followed by the other.
Now for the pose of the day,
Kneel on the floor. Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels, then separate your knees about as wide as your hips.
Exhale and lay your torso down between your thighs. Broaden your sacrum across the back of your pelvis and narrow your hip points toward the navel, so that they nestle down onto the inner thighs. Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of the pelvis while you lift the base of your skull away from the back of your neck.
Lay your hands on the floor alongside your torso, palms up, and release the fronts of your shoulders toward the floor. Feel how the weight of the front shoulders pulls the shoulder blades wide across your back.
- Stretches the legs: ankles, thighs, hips, knees
- Relieves stress and fatigue
- Releases back tension
- Releases neck tension
Be strong, friends.