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Handstand Rocks

Angle-Based Images: Handstand Rocks Video
Angle-Based Images: Handstand Rocks Video
Angle-Based Images: Handstand Rocks Video
Angle-Based Images: Handstand Rocks Video
Angle-Based Images: Handstand Rocks Video
Handstand Rocks: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a forward fold with your fingertips on the ground.
Handstand Rocks: Step 2
Step 2 Soften through your knees and transfer your weight into your left leg, tipping your weight forward into your hands, extend your right leg back behind you. Press your palms firmly on the ground under your shoulders and straighten your arms.
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Handstand Rocks: Step 3
Step 3 Stand high on the ball of your left foot. Keep your right leg lifted and rock forward and back, just starting to get your hips over shoulders.
Handstand Rocks: Step 4
Step 4 Next, start to take small hops on the left leg. When you hop up, lift right leg high so your hips are over the shoulders and keep the left leg dangling down so your legs are in an “L” shape. Keep breathing through the entire movement, inhaling as you rock or lightly hop up, and exhaling as you release. (Be sure to keep super soft knees so that when you land you aren’t putting stress on your joints.) Try three rocks and then repeat on the other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

You can do this pose at a wall until you are comfortable enough to try it without support.

Tips

Keep your knees soft and try to control your hops with your core so that you don't make any noise on the landings.

Benefits

Strengthens the arms, core, and legs. Improves balance. Elevates heart rate. Alleviates mild depression and stress.

Modifications

To master Handstand Rocks, see if you can get hang time in the air.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Core Exercises
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