Publisher: Yuri Marmerstein
Publication Date: November 04, 2015
Binding: Kobo eBook
The handstand is one of the most simple, yet one of the most humbling, skills in the span of the physical arts. It seems so simple, yet it can be an incredibly frustrating skill to learn. Because of this, many people think that handstands are reserved for gymnasts and circus performers. Let me say, though, that the handstand is accessible to anyone willing to put in the time.
A hand balance practice is incredibly beneficial for the body and mind. The amount of concentration required makes it a form of meditation. Physically, it is an incredible display of strength, body control and awareness. Balancing on your hands requires constantly making small adjustments within the body. There is no other art form that requires as much precision as the handstand.
This book breaks down the process to achieving a freestanding handstand for a beginner, starting from the very basics. This process is useful to those learning their first handstands as well as those who teach it, such as gymnastics coaches, CrossFit coaches and yoga instructors. The concepts detailed in this book are focused on learning the skill as an adult by promoting understanding of the art in order to make progress. It takes the mystery out of the skill, and presents it in a way anyone can learn.