Headstand Practice

Once upon a time (about a year and a half ago) I could do headstands! And I was actually pretty good at them!! But it’s been quite a while since I’ve even attempted one.

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This is a little collage of my progress I made in the January of 2015

 

So today I decided to give it a shot and it did not go well…I couldn’t even get into the first position. I had to use momentum and kick myself up against a wall. That was kind of depressing. But it does give me something to work towards!!

Way, WAY back in the day I was in dance and gymnastics, so I was actually able to do all sorts of neat tricks! When I was about 11 or 12 I could do front walkovers, back hand springs, handstands, and whatnot like no body’s business! Haha maybe one day I’ll get back to those, but for now I think the headstand is a worthy goal.

From what I can tell from my Instagram, it took me 3 months to get from the first photo to the third, which really isn’t that much time. I’ve got some work to do, but I think I can get back into it pretty quickly as long as I stay consistent, and I definitely plan to! This is something I want to be able to do again!!

When I first started to attempt headstands I had a pretty good idea of how it was done. Like I said before, I took gymnastics classes and headstands are pretty basic as far as all that craziness goes. I did, however, uses a few YouTube videos to relearn the proper technique;

How To Do a Headstand – Yoga with Adriene

How To Do a Headstand – Blogilates

Inversions Simplified – Tara Stiles 

I like all three, but Yoga with Adriene’s video is probably the most instructive and in-depth video. I definitely recommend it if you’ve never done and kind of headstand/handstand/inversion type of things before. But all three videos are good!

Hopefully I’ll be able to do these again soon, but I guess we shall see!!

Can you do a headstand/any other fun inversions? 

Did you ever take a gymnastics class?

Can you still do any cool gymnastics tricks? (My cartwheels and round offs are still pretty spot on!)

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4 thoughts on “Headstand Practice

  1. Lucy

    Oh, nice pictures! That’s impressive, and I’ll be excited to hear about your progress. I took dance as a child. I was REALLY bad at it. I could do something that felt like cartwheels, though video evidence suggests I was actually just hopping around with my hands on the floor. My parents also have an embarrassing video of me, on stage, tapping super fast before peeing in my white costume.

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Thank you!! Haha my parents also have an embarrassing video of me at a dance recital. I stopped in the middle of the routine and started crying for no apparent reason lol.

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