This practice is TOUGH yet SAFE and strikes directly on the group of muscles you would need to perform your most coveted Handstand.

The video shows two ways of ‘Attempting to’ get into Handstand. Remember the ‘catch word’ attempting to. You do not even need to (in fact resist from getting into handstand) get into handstand. You will have to keep working on ‘Trying to get into” the posture but not actually perform the posture.


  1. Start with once or twice a week only.
  2. Try three times each at one go with the chair as well as the stool.
  3. After a month, move to three times a week.

It is important to rest your arms so that it can recover before your next practice.

Key points

  1. Attempt not to touch the wall
  2. Focus on engaging your Deltoid by pressing the heals of the palms and shifting your shoulders slightly in front.
  3. Create lengthening effect on the core and hollow effect on the waist.


  1. You need to have basic strength to perform this. Hence, make sure to do your home work. Perform under supervision in the beginning.
  2. Avoid during period and any serious and specific medical condition

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3 thoughts on “TOUGHEST yet SAFEST way to your HANDSTAND”

  1. S. Ramakrishnan

    Didi very well explained and have been ardent follower during this Pandemic lockdown period. I am senior citizen having very rigid body and following your simple techniques and i have seen lots of improvements. Thanks you r indeed a great Inspiration.

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