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HANDSTAND EXERCISE: FINGERTIPS TO WALL
As I tyke I got my thrills by rolling swiftly along on my skateboard—often it was hands on the board feet in the air! And now even though I prefer to have my hands anchored to the earth when I invert, the thrill isn’t gone.
This variation is perhaps my favorite because it gives me the best chance of achieving an aligned vertical position.
The crux of this exercise is: get your fingertips as close to the wall as possible. Notice the deceptively tricky dynamic entrance into the posture. Once you are up align your body along an imaginary vertical pillar of light that passes evenly through your feet, ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, and hands. Lastly see if you can maintain your poised, steady position while you move your feet off the wall and balance.
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