Yoga in winter

Balancing pose, October 2021

Balancing pose, October 2021

I’ve a new project: Handstand.

I can imagine that the handstands drills and exercises will help me to get better at the vinyasa.

Almost one year ago I bought an online class created by Kyle Weiger. It’s a handstand specialist. He used to travel around the world to teach press handstand. Even his mother was able to press into a handstand after this 6 week course. This makes me optimistic. Time is not wasted even when I don’t manage to get into a handstand in the middle of the room. The core exercises will help me to perform other asanas with more ease.

Online classes are not easy to follow. I need gglasses to see the exercises on the screen, but when I practice I don’t need classes. To take the glasses off and on gets on my nerves. It’s an obstacle and it makes any class not really pleasant.

My method: I watch the video first. Then I write down the order of the exercises and I write down how many repetitions are recommended. Some exercises especially the stretching ones are rather easy for me. The strength exercises are difficult. I can focus on those.

When possible I integrate drills and exercises into my daily yoga practice.

I’m curious how far I’ll come with this handstand adventure.

Handstand training


I do create my own adventures for sure. Shall I really learn handstand? Yes, why not. If not now, when? How long shall I postpone this asana. It will support my vinyasaas. And I’m forced to have a really good posture. Otherwise handstand gets even more difficult as one has to compensate a bad posture with strength. A good posture is also important when standing on one’s feet.

Kino offered on her page omstars.com a handstand training. I’m in. Merciless as Kino is already in the second training the students are asked to climb the wall. I would get closer, but I lacked strength. That is: I have to repeat this pose. Shoulder strength must get developed.

It requires courage to do this pose. I don’t think that this asana is risky as seen on the picture. Nevertheless not so often i’m upside down that way. Kino is so experienced. I’m looking forward to the handstand challenge. She had created an Instagram challenge in addition to her videos on omstars.

Next adventure: Today I’ll prepare anything with my already cooked chickpeas. Cooking without recipe is my next adventure. It’s not risky at all. Restaurants are open again.