Bodyweight Training

Handstand and Breathing

Handstand and Breathing

Can you hold a longer handstand if you breathe properly while upside down?  

Our bodies have instinctual reflexes when it comes under stress.  One of the things you may find is when you approach your handstand, you hold your breath.  Most people do and if the handstand is momentary, you will breathe again when you step out.  However, if you are to maintain the handstand, you will need to continue your breath. As a beginner, this is the moment of instability or the time you may find yourself having to step down.  Practicing a handstand against a wall...