Monday, October 18, 2010
Advanced Backbending Series: Wheel to Handstand
You know I would bend over backwards for you, right, yogis? Or, in this case, I'll show you how to bend over backwards. The video, here, is an advanced sequence that I enjoy a lot, so I thought I'd share it. Please note: it's important to be highly proficient at wheel pose (urdhva dhanurasana) before attempting the first stage, which is simply to lift one leg and place your foot against a wall. Over time, you'll transition into handstand, initially, with the help of a teacher or spotter. For backbending tips of all levels, see 6 Tips for Safe Backbends.
If there's a pose or sequence you'd like to see broken down on video (beginner or advanced), please post a comment.