What does this have to do with yoga? cartwheels and handstands on the beach?
Well! As kids I am sure you must have practiced cartwheels and handstands in the garden or just about anywhere possible, 1 handed cartwheels and walking on your hands.
Have you watched your kids do this? I know my daughter spends more time upside down than she does upright, if there is a space to go over she will!
As adults can you still do this? with ease? or do you feel like your pulling every possible muscle in your entire body?
Monique and I will practise handstands and cartwheels whenever we go to the beach, why? because its fun!
In class we do practise handstands. Getting into a handstand without the wall or kicking your legs up a million times, practicing to tuck jump straight into a handstand, the ultimate goal! Handstands, an inverted pose in yoga, builds upper body strength , works your core and stimulates the endocrine system, brings fresh blood and oxygen to the brain!
Cartwheels have many benefits, not only are you using major muscles in your body, building strength in your arms, shoulders and wrists, your core gets a good work out and your working on your flexibility!
So when your kids are practicing, why not join them?