Today’s Purely Talk is a fun topic for us.
Actually we are honored people have asked us how we’ve learned to do headstands and handstands, as we are not really that good at them. But today we are sharing how we practice doing them to get better at them over time.
How did we learn to do a headstand?
Practice. Practice. Practice.
And encouragement from the other twin –> we both needed help getting over the “fear” of falling.
Once we got over that fear… we are now addicted to practicing them daily!
Headstands and headstands do take a lot focus and strength.
We still have a long way to go with our headstands, but the more we practice the more we become more comfortable with them.
We hope you guys enjoy our little video where we share how we learned to do headstands and handstands.
We love doing handstands. We really ENJOY them. We have so much fun doing them.
They are challenging. They can be intimating.
But you must try doing them and here is why —>
13 reasons why we do handstands and headstands:
- really are good for you – so do them
- help strengthen upper body and core
- help with self confidence
- feel better afterwards —> boost mood
- great to work core strength
- increase balance
- improves circulation
- stimulates and provide refreshed blood to the pituitary and hypothalamus glands
- helps metabolism
- increases digestive fire
- increase nutrients and blood flow to the scalp
- great way to impress your friends
- and they are FUN
We started learning to do headstands first. Once we got comfortable doing them we decided to start playing around with handstands and still doing some other forearm stands. All of them are challenging but fun to try out.
If you want to learn to how do a headstand or handstand the biggest advice we can give is…
Practice up against your bed. Practice going up on a wall. Then slowly over time you can move away from the wall.
To be honest for us we just started to doing them. We did not really follow any other steps than what we mentioned in the video. We do feel doing all of our planks and other core work has helped us with our headstands.
We try to do them everyday after our workouts. We’ve been doing this for a few months now, and still have a long ways to go. But we are so proud of what we can do. There were days when we got frustrated, but we never gave up.
Check out these other great videos about how to do a headstand and handstands:
Our friend Jen did a post about tripod headstands
Fitsugar did a great article about learning how to do a handstand.
Shape also did a great video on how to do handstand pose.
With anything — take it slow. Don’t rush the process. Enjoy the ride of doing a headstand or handstand. Always honor and listen to your body. And just have fun with it.
Twins question: Do you practice doing handstands or headstands? Do you find one way easier than the other? Any tips to on how to do one for beginners?
be passionate and fit, xoxo