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De-stress with a handstand

by Jamie0liversgirl (follow)
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It might seem unusual, but when Iím balancing on my hands, pushing through my palms and holding my core, I feel an unbelievable sense of calm.

The strength you need for holding yourself up, (upside down) is one that you need to master, but you might be surprised to find how calming this method of yoga, toning and strength-training is.



I think it's because you have to focus and stay present whilst blocking out the external factors like a phone ringing, or housemates being noisy. Instead of paying attention to things that really do not matter, you let go and have the ability to hone your strength and truly 'become one' with the floor as you push through and hold your body taught.

Admittedly, this is something that takes time to get right, but practising is part of the fun. As humans we are upright most of the time, so turning things upside down is a shock for the body, but also allows you to see things in a new way, both literally and theoretically.

Things become more fun once they're upside down and doing a handstand certainly makes me less stressed.

Once you've mastered the handstand I can assure you there is a wonderful sense of pride that echoes through your every fibre.

Happy practising.

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