How To Kick From Down Dog To Handstand Yoga Video With Angela Kukhahn
Ever wonder how people kick from handstand from downward dog? Magic? Nope! Just a few simple steps to get your float on! Watch this short yoga video on inversions and you will be flying into handstand from downward dog in no time!
Happy Handstanding Yogis!
Here is a 90 min handstand and core-focused vinyasa flow yoga class with me Angela Kukhahn. It is s featured as one of the FREE online yoga classes on the Yogis Anonymous website this week.
Yoga Teacher Marysia Weiss in Handstand to Planche’!
“Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk”
~ Dalia Lama
“Reach your heart forward!” This is the mantra for getting into Planche’ from Handstand.
In yoga, as in life you will not get much out of something if you don’t put your whole heart into it. You can’t just dip a nervous toe into the ocean of yoga and expect enlightenment, peace and joy to wash over like a tsunami of zen.
Rather, these things are hard won victories paid for by many sweat-soaked hours in Warrior 2 and various other means of yogic torture. (oh did I say torture? I meant bliss…of course..)
Likewise putting your heart out there usually means risking it being hurt or worse metaphorically speaking when it comes to matters of the heart.
Of all the difficult things you will learn in life and in yoga one of the hardest is letting your heart lead the way, risking it, or being vulnerable. The great conundrum, is how can I give it all, yet still stand in my strength?
This is the work of Handstand to Planche’,…talk about putting your heart into something, and “out there ” while maintaing your strength. It is a wonderful thing when yoga and life mirror each other. Hope this inspires you lovers and yogis to do the same.
Put your whole heart into whatever t is you are seeking. Planche’ your heart out past what feels safe. If you are waiting for the right moment, stop waiting, that perfect moment never arrives.You have to go for it! All the while maintain your core values, your dignity and your strength.
“You’ve been walking the oceans edge holding up your robes to keep them dry. You must dive deeper under, a thousand times deeper!”
Crow To Handstand Yoga Transition with Angela Kukhahn in Brock Cahill’s Class at Yogis Anonymous!
“Never Stop Lifting!” is the advice my teacher Krista Cahill gave me what felt like a million times as I attempted (and failed) at this seemingly impossible transition from Crow Pose (Bakasana) to Handstand.
Physically its all about shifting your weight forward by moving your pelvis up and forward and bringing your knees towards your chest.
Mentally it is all about never giving up, even when something looks and feels impossible!
This transition serves as a great reminder to never ever, ever give up!
What poses inspire you? What have you learned from them?
Here is a short video I took of Brock and Krista Cahill’s yoga class at Wanderlust this year! As I hav mentioned previously I had the pleasure of being their yoga assistant this year which was such an honor and so much fun! The view is breathtaking to say the least and the class was fun, challenging and inspirational as usual. Nothing quite beats handstanding at 9,000 feet in the air overlooking Squaw Valley let me tell you!
Watch the video it will make you laugh, as in true Brock and Krista form they begin the class, after a few Om’s and opening words in one of their all-time favorite poses ( second only to handstand that is..) Navasana (boat pose)!
Do you need some inspiration to pull out the ‘ol yoga mat today and do a vinyasa or two?
Well, look no further!
In this yoga video yoga teacher Krisitn Olson demonstrates going from yoga Crow pose to Handstand! this video was taken during Krista Cahill’s class at Yogis Anonymous which is where you should bring your fine yogi self should you ever decide that you too would like to do such feats of strength, grace and agility!
Here is a really cool video of my friend and teacher Brock Cahill doing corework with the Eco Dot by Yogitoes! Watch and enjoy!
In this video is Los Angeles Yoga Teachers (from left) Brian Aganad, Krista Cahill, and Brock Cahill on Yoga Retreat Brock and Krista Cahill taught at last year in Ibiza Spain. It is just a cool short video of them doing their yoga practice. Very inspirational!